Komen Dallas Race for the Cure takes off Saturday

- Thousands of people will brave the chilly weather Saturday morning for the Dallas Komen Race for the Cure.

Teams of survivors and supporters will raise money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer. Kroger will have the largest team at the race with about 600 employees participating.

“We have almost 16,000 employees across Dallas – Fort Worth. All of us have been touched by breast cancer one way or another. This is our way from Kroger to show how much we support the cause,” said April Martin Nichols, a Kroger manager. “It’s just so important that people understand the seriousness of breast cancer and so important to find a cure and have the research available for people who are suffering with this disease.”

Another team that will be out wearing sombreros is nicknamed Team Migalito. Captain Mike Downs said the race is personal to him because he lost his wife to breast cancer several years ago.

“I lost her in ’09 and after a couple years I thought maybe I should do some good and we started putting the team together and we just kept it up,” Downs said. “My mother always told me, you know, you honor her in her life and death and I think that’s what we’re doing here. It’s a good cause and I think she would be happy.”

Donations from the race go to screening, testing, diagnosis and treatment for people with breast cancer in Dallas County.

FOX 4 is a proud sponsor of the event. Special coverage on Good Day starts at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m. Viewers are encouraged to share pictures throughout the day on social media using the hashtag #DallasRace.

For more information or to register, visit komen-dallas.org.

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