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Komen Oregon CEO encourages Race for the Cure fundraising

The fundraising money goes to breast cancer research.

Posted: Jan 30, 2018 1:26 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – The CEO of Komen Oregon is encouraging people to fundraise for their Race for the Cure team.

Andrew Asato said the registration fee gets you to the start line, but to get to the finish line and find a cure for cancer, Komen needs to raise as much money as possible for research.

JOIN:  Sign up for the Komen Race for the Cure

That money also goes to help women with mammograms and treatment.

Asato said when he travels across Oregon, he sees the fundraising dollars being put back into communities.

“It warms my heart and it reminds me how grateful we are for what the community allows us to do,” Asato said. “Without the community supporting Komen, there is no Komen and there are no breast cancer services of which we are providing everyday throughout the community.”

Asato said he’s seen people get creative when it comes to raising money. One woman puts on a golf tournament in Eugene, and people also bowl or play softball. There is even a group that raises money playing bunko.

This year’s Race for the Cure is March 4 at Valley River Center in Eugene.

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