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More than $13 million raised in support for breast cancer fight

The St. Louis Komen Race for the Cure raised more than $13 million and brought together over 64,000 participants, according to a recent report from KSDK News.

Stacey Kingston, the race co-chair, spoke about the future projects related to breast cancer awareness as well as the success of the recent Race for the Cure.

According to Kingston, about 75 percent of the money raised will stay in St. Louis, with much of the funds going towards education, support and research. National grants will also receive some of the money.

Some of the next programs that the organization is gearing up to sponsor include an affiliate garage sale, where old items and breast cancer awareness products will be sold.

St. Louis is the site of the biggest Race for the Cure in the world, according to the report.

One in eight women in the U.S. will be found to have breast cancer at some point in her lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. More than 200,000 women were diagnosed with the disease last year, while almost 2,000 men were also found to have breast cancer.
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