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Komen Cutting Back Fundraisers, but Austin's Event Is Still On


The Susan G. Komen Foundation says it is canceling many of its three-day fundraising walks next year, because of low participation, but the Austin one-day run scheduled for November will go on. In fact, Jenn Hatch of the Austin Race for the Cure says registrations and fundraising here are both strong for the 15th annual race. Registration opened Monday.

“The momentum is definitely there,” Hatch said. “We just had our Perfectly Pink party in May, and we doubled our impact, through the support of the community, doubled in terms in attendance and dollars raised. ”

Nationwide, fundraising has been limping, since the Dallas-based group stopped funding breast cancer screenings by Planned Parenthood.