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Illinois Race for the Cure debuts second starting line

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure has taken place thirteen years in a row in Chicago, Illinois, yet the 2010 event will feature an exciting new development.

According to, a second starting line located in the suburbs will be available for all participants. The kickoff point will be at the Yorktown Shopping Center in Lombard.

"We're looking for ways to expand, especially in education and outreach," Kathi Grummel, development director for the local affiliate told the news outlet.

This new detail may be exactly what the quaint Illinois community needs. According to the news source, in 2009 the town had the highest breast cancer mortality rate in the Northern Illinois area.

Karen Kliebhan, development manager for the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Chicagoland Area Affiliate, also explains that bringing the event closer to home will generate higher attendance.

"People have been asking us for years to do something in the suburbs because not everyone wants to travel down to the city for the event," she told the news outlet.

Since its inception in 1982, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has raised more than $1.5 billion for breast cancer research, funding and awareness.
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