Tulsa Hosts Annual 'Komen Race For The Cure' Breast Cancer Awareness Event


Saturday, September 24th 2022, 10:23 pm

By: News On 6, Ryan Gillin


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The 26th annual Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure in Tulsa happened Saturday to raise money for breast cancer research.

Mary Byrne has never missed any of the 26 races in Tulsa. Breast cancer awareness is important to Byrne because in 1990, doctors diagnosed her with breast cancer.

At the time, she had three teenagers and was juggling their busy schedules.

"My husband came in and took my hand and said, we have a long road ahead but we're going to do it together," Byrne said.

Byrne has beaten breast cancer twice, most recently in 2015.

Byrne is grateful for the continued support from the community during her battle with breast cancer.

"It's wonderful, and whenever I come here I never think about being a breast cancer survivor or anything, but then I come here I get all teared up, it's very emotional, it's very nice," Byrne said.

All of the proceeds from the event go to the Susan G. Komen foundation to help with breast cancer treatment, research, education, and support.

Monica Davis volunteered to help put on the event and helped raise over $4,000 for the cause.

She's also cancer survivor and wants to support this cause in any way she can.

"It's a big deal for me and I got the opportunity to be involved in Komen when I came here and it's grown since then and I get really excited to be involved in it," Davis said.

The Susan G. Komen foundation is planning more events throughout October for breast cancer awareness month.

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