MILWAUKEE -- The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure took place Sunday, September 25th along Milwaukee's lakefront.
According to the website for the event, the Race for the Cure is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created.
The event raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.
This Race is unique in the fact that 100% of the net proceeds are allocated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation's mission.
75 percent of the net income stays in southeastern Wisconsin to help fund local programs offering breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment.
The remaining 25 percent of the net income supports the Susan G. Komen Grants Program.
FOX6's Julie Collins spent the morning Sunday down along the lakefront during FOX6 WakeUp News, previewing the event, which began at 9:00 a.m. and included a 5K run and one-mile walk: