Participation in annual Komen event off 28 percent

Participation in Saturday's Central Indiana Race for the Cure in downtown Indianapolis dropped about 28 percent from last year's event, to 27,126, said Dana Curish, executive director of the Central Indiana affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Last year's race, held on a cold, rainy day, drew 37,450 people. Participation in previous years had been about 42,000.
The race brought in at least $1.7 million through registration fees, sponsorships and donations. That figure could rise as other donations are counted. Last year's race raised a record of more than $2.6 million.

Given the fallout from Komen's controversial decision around making grants to Planned Parenthood. Curish said she was pleased that this year's numbers were slightly better than she expected. About 600 people signed up on the day of the race.




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