Race for the Cure in Wausau Sunday

By:  WSAU

The 2017 Central Wisconsin Race for the Cure is happening Sunday on the 400 Block in Wausau. 

Kristine Alston is the co-chair for the race and a survivor herself. She says one of the best parts of this fundraiser is that three-fourths of what's raised says in Wisconsin.

She said, "I will tell you that that to me is just so exciting to hear that it's going towards people in our community and it's helping them with everything from breast care to other services that are needed."

The other 25% is donated to national research.

Alston says Sunday will be a very emotional day for many people.

"The survivors, I believe, take so much out of it," said Alston. "Just the comradery of the other survivors. And then, unfortunately, the people that we have lost to this horrible disease. It is just so emotional and reminds us that we've got to keep racing until we get to a day when we don't need to race anymore."

This year's honorary survivor is Aimee Christopher. Christopher was first diagnosed when she was 32 and doctors say a mammogram aided in saving her life. Alston says she's very excited for people to hear about Christopher's journey to becoming a survivor.

Those still interested in participating in the race can register by going to the Wausau Center Mall.

Registration begins at 7am Sunday morning with a survivors breakfast as well. The 5K starts at 9:15 and the 1 mile walk begins at 9:30. An awards ceremony will follow at 10:30.

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