Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure held in downtown Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The 21st annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure expected a record-breaking year.

The race started at 7:30 a.m. The Survivor Parade was at 9 a.m.

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is the largest charity race in Kansas City.

This year they had just less than 18,000 participants and hoped to raise $1 million.

Seventy-five cents of every dollar raised stays in the Kansas City service area, according to Susan G. Komen of Greater Kansas City. Twenty-five cents of every dollar goes to breast cancer research.

There are several Komen-funded breast cancer research studies underway in Kansas City. All of them are currently taking place at KU Med.

Komen Kansas City has provided more than $10 million in the community for breast health education, treatment and screening, according to Susan G. Komen of Greater Kansas City.

About 1,200 breast cancer survivors participated in Sunday's race.

Racers attempted to set a World Record for most simultaneous selfies.  At 9:15 a.m., they took a selfie and posted it to their social media networks with the hashtag #komenselfie.

41 Action News is a proud sponsor of the event.

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