The campaign to encourage people to take part in the annual Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Race for the Cure in St. Louis has kicked off with Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder challenging all elected officials in Missouri to take part. Since its inception in 1999, Komen St. Louis has raised more than $6-Million, and Kinder wants to add to that total when this year’s event is held on Saturday, June 10th. Komen Race for the Cure events are held in cities throughout the country. St. Louis, with its 61,000 participants last year, was second in the nation behind Denver. There’s a 5 kilometer race for runners and joggers and a one-mile event for those walking or strolling. Kinder says he’s dedicating his participation, this year, to Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
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