A crowd of more than 17,000 met Saturday morning in Collierville to fight cancer. The 21st annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K began at 9 a.m. at Carriage Crossing. This was the first time the event was held in Collierville. Funds raised by the annual race are primarily dedicated to providing local breast cancer screenings, education, support and treatment programs for area women and men who are either uninsured or underserved. Since 1993, the Memphis-MidSouth Affiliate has funded over $8.35 million in local grants to community health programs. The Affiliate has also directed over $2 million to breast cancer research at the national level.
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