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Race for the Cure in Kingsport raises money for local people dealing with breast cancer

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People in our region laced up their running shoes for a good cause Saturday morning in Kingsport.

It's the 12th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

It's a way to raise money, and honor survivors of breast cancer, and those who died from the disease.

The race is usually in October, but they switched to have it in the spring from now on.

It's the group's signature fundraising event. They hope to raise more than $100,000.

75% of the funds stay in the Tri-Cities for treatments and patience assistance.

"We just granted out $94,000 back in the Tri-Cities community on the Tennessee side and about $50,000 in the Virginia side. So about $142,000 into our Tri-Cities community this year with our grant program," executive director Amy Dunaway said.

There will be another fundraising event on June 23rd in Bristol.

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