15th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is Saturday

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The 15th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will kick off this Saturday at BB&T Ballpark.

The ballpark is a new venue for the event that used to be held in May.

"We wanted to move it to the fall to help us kick-off Breast Cancer Awareness month in October," said Executive Director Diana Parrish. "It's an exciting time, lots of changes this year, but the venue we believe is going to create more energy than ever before."

Early numbers show participation is down this year, which volunteers attribute to the change and other major events like Bike MS taking place on the same day at Tanglewood. Despite the dip in numbers you can still register up until the event.

"It's not money that's kind of going to something you can't touch and feel," said Ann Berlin, a 16-year breast cancer survivor who now volunteers for the organization. 75 percent of the money raised stays in the area helping those who can't afford a mammogram with the rest going to research. "We really know where that money is going and it's helping my neighbors."

The event starts at 8 a.m Saturday morning. For more information visit komennorthwestnc.org.

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