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Race for the Cure heads through Hartford on June 4

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A previous Race for the Cure in Hartford. (komenct.org photo) A previous Race for the Cure in Hartford. (komenct.org photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

With Connecticut having the highest incidence of breast cancer in the U.S., hundreds of people will be racing for the cure come June, according to the Susan G. Komen organization.

The Race for the Cure 5K is set for June 4 at Bushnell Park in Hartford.

Channel 3 Eyewitness News is a proud sponsor of the event. Scot Haney and Irene O'Connor of Eyewitness News This Morning will co-emcee the event.

Susan G. Komen said 75 percent of the funds raised in Connecticut are invested in local breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs across the state. The remaining funds are invested in researching a cure.

The organization said it was founded on a promise to two sisters, Susan Goodman Komen and Nancy Goodman Brinker. Komen was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1978. Before her death at the age of 36, she asked her sister to do everything possible to end breast cancer.

Brinker launched the Susan G. Komen effort in 1982.

The gun for the run goes off at 8:30 a.m. Walkers begin at 9:45 a.m.

For more information on the race, head to the group's website here.

Online registration ends at 3 p.m. It will reopen at 7:30 a.m. on race day.

Packet pickup will be available on June 3 from noon to 4 p.m. at Bushnell Park.

To learn more about the Susan G. Koman organization, click here.

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