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One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, and many of those diagnosed won’t have the same access to health-care resources and support.

That’s why The University of Toledo is joining the fight and participating in the 22nd annual Komen Northwest Ohio Toledo Race for the Cure Sunday, Sept. 27.

Rocket to a Cure logoThe team, Rocket to a Cure, will be led by Dr. Sharon L. Gaber, UT president, and Sharon Speyer, chair of the UT Board of Trustees.

This cause is close to Gaber and Speyer; both women are breast cancer survivors.

“As a cancer survivor, I am exceedingly grateful for those that came before me to raise money and awareness toward breast cancer research,” Speyer said. “When learning about my diagnosis, my first reaction was shock and fear. However, once I learned about the medical advancements, I had hope.”

To join UT’s team or make a donation, visit utole.do/cure. Registration is $30 per adult and $20 per youth.

Participants will receive a T-shirt and a specially designed hat in addition to making a difference in breast cancer care, support and research.

UT also will offer two shuttle buses for students to the event. Buses will leave at 8:15 a.m. from the Main Campus bus loop and travel to Monroe Street and N. Superior Street downtown and return to Main Campus around noon.

“Whether you’re a cancer survivor yourself, know someone who’s been touched by this terrible disease, or would like to join our team in memory of a loved one, we’d be honored to have you run or walk with us,” Gaber said.

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