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Race for the Cure coming to Jonesboro

(Source: Arkansas Susan G Komen website) (Source: Arkansas Susan G Komen website)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Race for the Cure will hold a race in Northeast Arkansas next year.

Jane McDaniel told the Jonesboro City Council on Tuesday that Jonesboro will host the race on May 6, 2017.

The race, which also takes place in Little Rock, gives residents in Northeast Arkansas who cannot travel to Little Rock a chance to participate.

According to the Arkansas Susan G. Komen website, Race for the Cure gives an opportunity to honor breast cancer survivors and those who have died.

75% of the money raised remain in Arkansas to fund educational programs while 25% goes to fund national research grants related to treatment and cure of breast cancer.

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