Susan G. Komen Foundation, Maryland CEO Robin Prothro says they need the number of race registrants to go up between now and race day.
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She said she's hoping for 25,000 racers come Oct. 20 to help fund a number of the grants and donations Komen makes in Maryland for breast cancer research and care, she told ABC2 News.
About 75 percent of the money raised from the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Hunt Valley stays in Maryland.
"I don't think there is any event really there to celebrate life ... like the Race for the Cure," Prothro said.
Take a look at the video to see a full interview with Prothro and ABC2 News anchor Kelly Swoope .