June 5, 2006
KING 5 Sponsors 13th Annual Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure
SEATTLE, WA -- KING 5 Television is a proud sponsor of the 2006 Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure. The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is a global leader in the fight against breast cancer. This year, the 13th annual fundraising walk/run is on Saturday, June 17th at Qwest Field and Events Center. The race gathers more than 15,000 runners and walkers for the 5k and 1k event.
KING 5 News Anchor Jean Enersen will emcee Race activities in addition to reporting in live news cut-ins with Race attendees and guests during KING 5 Morning News.
In 2005, the local Race for the Cure raised over 1.2 million dollars for breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment. 75% of the funds raised through the race remain in the region. The remaining 25% is invested into the Komen Foundation's national research program, which funds breakthrough breast cancer research at the national level.
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