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Businesses Prepare for Race for the Cure

29th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure this weekend
PEORIA - The 29th annual Susan G. Komen race for the cure is Saturday.
Organizers were putting the finishing touches on race preparations Friday.
“We expect about 10,000 people on our race course on Saturday morning,” Race for a Cure Director Gina Morss-Fischer said.
Morss is getting ready for another year of the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure.
She and her colleagues have been registering runners, setting up tents and putting up course signs.
“It’s crazy today,” Morss said. “It’s fun and exciting is what the atmosphere is like today.”
More than 10,000 runners are expected to participate this year.
Morss says those numbers prove how important this race is for supporting women.
“It’s just grown into this huge fundraising event. Raising millions of dollars every year in the fight against breast cancer.”
Not only is the race a huge benefit to battling breast cancer, it’s also a big boost for area businesses.
“They just have a good time, you look out there and they’re all just as happy as they can be,” Rocky Mountain Chocolate owner Shirley Sprague said.
She also says business was booming last yar.
So to prepare, she’s making extra sweets ahead of time.
“We’re certainly looking forward to it,” Sprague said. “Last year was good and seeing all the ladies in their pink; they’re all so excited and they’re excited about being in the race.”
If you don’t want to deal with the congestion of the race’s traffic Saturday, CityLink is providing free shuttles from the Peoria Stadium, Northwoods Mall and Evergreen Square.
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