Keep calm and walk for a cure

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HOUSTON, TX – The ladies are taking over downtown Houston! Well, a few men are too (the ones who aren’t afraid to wear pink).

Saturday is Houston’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and there are several reasons not to miss out.

“Number one, it’s fun. Number two, it’s great for your health to get out there, walk, run, whatever you want to do. But number three, it helps to raise awareness and funds to help the fight against breast cancer,” said Komen Spokesperson Jessica Manning.

Funds are important, no doubt. But women have a one in eight chance of getting diagnosed with breast cancer, so it’s just as important to get the word out to get checked out.

“When I was 36, I realized I didn’t have a mammogram and I needed to go get one. I did and was diagnosed. So by having awareness and education of how important it is to get a mammogram, I was able to be diagnosed early, get treatment, and here I am two years later living a wonderful life,” said Manning.

Registration runs through Friday at 5:30 p.m. at IKEA off I-10.

You can also register the morning of the race, but with 26,000 people expected to show up for the case you might want to sign up early.

If you can’t make it, no worries, you can still show your support. Friday is Pink Out Day in Houston.

So put on your pink, and let’s help fight this disease.