AKRON, OH (WOIO) - The city hosts its first Race for the Cure Sunday! Akron is now added to the list of 148 cities around the world that host this incredible event.
75% of the money raised will stay in Akron. It will be used to help under-served Akron area breast cancer patients with treatment, screening and education. The remaining 25% of funds will go towards the Susan G. Komen National Research Grant program.
The home of the Akron Racers, the professional softball team, is where the race started and the finish line and the closing ceremony is at Firestone Country Club.