We are pleased to bring to North Platte, Nebraska an event to help fight breast cancer. Breast cancer comprises 11 percent of all cancer incidents among women, making it the second most common type of non-skin cancer after lung cancer. In 2010, breast cancer claimed approximately 400,000 lives. Someone is diagnosed with breast cancer every 3 minutes and someone dies from breast cancer every 14 minutes. Our mission is to help find a cure to put an end to breast cancer. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness, but more importantly, to raise funds for breast cancer research. How do we find a cure? Through research; but as we all know, research takes money. Please join us in this fight to help find a cure. We welcome anyone and everyone who is willing and able to participate in this event.
Proceeds from Running to Cure Breast Cancer events will go directly to the Bo Pelini Foundation Breast Cancer Research Fund and the Callahan Cancer Center. The Bo Pelini fund was established at the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2008 as a means to support cutting edge breast cancer research here in Nebraska through the Eppley Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. At the Callahan Cancer Center at Great Plains Regional Medical Center, located in North Platte, Nebraska, we combine the latest tools for science with compassionate care to help you and your family in your fight against cancer. Our highly-skilled team of physicians, nurses and technicians work with you and your family to develop a customized treatment plan. Great Plains Regional Medical Center's cancer program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, which places us among the one-fifth of the country's hospitals with approved cancer programs.