23rd Annual Race for the Cure breast cancer awareness Saturday, June 7 at Chene Park

Detroit (WXYZ) - The 23rd Annual Komen Detroit Race For The Cure will take place Saturday, June 7 at Chene Park in Detroit. It's known as the largest breast cancer event in Michigan. 

The event will be locally presented by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, and will host a 5K competitive and non-competitive run.  

Onsite registration will begin at 7 a.m. and the 5K run will begin at 9:00 a.m. followed by the 5K walk. 

Since inception in 1992, the Komen Detroit race has raised and invested over $25 million to support need-based breast health programs and fund breast cancer research in Michigan and around the world.  

There will be a children's activity area, over 20 bands and entertainment groups, a Pink carpet-runway, sponsor giveaways and many more activities. Also 10,000 pink ribbons will decorate the Jefferson Ave route of the race. 

"We have a strong history and an exciting future. We're delighted about progress in Detroit, including construction of the M-1 Rail which precludes an event of this size at Comerica Park," said Maureen Keenan Meldrum, Race chair." With our community's support, we'll carry on our Komen Detroit tradition at an exciting new venue and look forward to seeing 40,000 of our closest friends on June 7."

Detroit businesses will be offering incentives to race participants wearing a 2014 race t-shirt. 

For more information, including registration fees visit: Race for the Cure website

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