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Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure Raises Over $1.5M In LA

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The annual Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure 5K run/walk began at 9 a.m. on Sunday in Los Angeles with nearly 10,000 participating Angelenos raising over $1.5 million.

According to CBS Local, Komen has invested almost $2 billion dollars to become "the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world." In Los Angeles County, breast cancer leads as the most diagnosed cancer with statistics showing over 100 new cases and 22 deaths every week.

Seventy-five percent of the proceeds from the event will "stay here in L.A. County to fund programs for medically underserved women," notes CBS Local.