By Orange County Register Staff

September 25, 2018

About 15,000 people turned out for the 27th annual Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure on Sunday, Sept. 23, at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, to raise funds for breast cancer research and health services.

Survivors, their supporters and volunteers joined in the 5K run and walk, which this year encouraged participants to “Be More than Pink,” in their efforts to raise awareness and funds. As part of Sunday’s program, 727 breast cancer survivors were honored at the foot of the Pacific Life building on Newport Center Drive.

Susan G. Komen Orange County has raised more than $40 million since it was founded in 1991, with the bulk of the funds going toward local breast health services, according to the organization. The remainder goes toward supporting a grant program to encourage breast cancer research. As of Tuesday, Komen Orange County’s 2018 Race for the Cure had raised nearly $957,000 toward the $1.5 million goal.

Donations are being accepted through Oct. 31. For more information and to donate, visit komenoc.com/race.

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