23rd annual Race for the Cure draws thousands to Detroit's Chene Park

Detroit (WXYZ) - The 23rd Annual Komen Detroit Race For The Cure saw tens of thousand of people converge on Chene Park in Detroit.

The Race for the Cure is the largest breast cancer event in Michigan. 

The event is locally presented by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, which hosts a 5K competitive and non-competitive run.  

Since its 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.  

The event features 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 decorated 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 also offer incentives to race participants wearing a 2014 race t-shirt. 

For more information, visit: Race for the Cure website

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