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GET LACED UP: Peoria race for the cure is coming up

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PEORIA, Ill. (WEEK) -

Get those shoes laced up because the Peoria Race for the Cure is just about a month away.

The foundation provides real-time help for those fighting the disease and contributes more the cancer research than any other non-profit. The race first started in 1986 by the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

"We have that distinction of being the home town of Susan G. Komen and Nancy Brinker so we want people to come out. We need everybody to help us, funds if they can do it to participate in race for the cure because we want the answers," Linda Washkuhn, Founder of Peoria Race for the Cure. "We want to get to the point where we can have a race for the cure and say we don't have to do this anymore let's just have a party, but were not there yet."

Washkuhn said that it is not only women impacted by breast cancer, but also men as well.

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