Supporting Race for the Cure helps in ongoing fight against cancer

On Oct. 5, I will join the 15th annual Komen Central and South Jersey Race for the Cure at Six Flags Great Adventure. I started doing the race in 1998 and since then I have raised over $142,000.

As a breast cancer survivor, this is a cause that is close to my heart. This is my way of giving back and helping women who are coping with the same diagnosis I had many years ago. I am so grateful to my friends and family who support my efforts every year.

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and we want to change that statistic. The race is very personal for me and I want to help more women survivor breast cancer. I hope I can count on your support.

I hope everyone who reads this letter will register and help raise money for the race. If you cannot register, please support the cause by making a donation to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Central and South Jersey Affiliate. Every dollar helps and no donation is too small.

Participating in the Race for the Cure helps Komen to fund important breast cancer education programs and research. You can register as an individual or form a team. It is a moving experience to see such an outpouring of support from the community. It is an inspiring, exciting, and fabulous day.

We hope you will join us on Sunday, Oct. 5, at Six Flags Great Adventure for the Race for the Cure. You can register online at or call 609- 896-1203. It only takes one person to make a difference.
Elissa Wadler