The Susan G. Koman for the Cure and Planned Parenthood controversy didn't hurt the local Race for the Cure Saturday. A crowd of 5,000 people pre-registered for the race. Officials expected more to register that morning. The race's funding goal this year was to raise $350,000 and already had $300,000 before the race. The race's executive director says that money will help pay for mammograms and other breast health services.
"We're a granting organization," Lindsey Dean said. "So, what we do is, we fund local programs that promote breast health and breast education."
After much criticism, Susan G. Koman for the cure decided to continue its grants to Planned Parenthood in February.