BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure draws thousands to the Bangor waterfront each year. All with the goal of saving lives and ending breast cancer.
The race has invested more than $3 million towards education, screening and treatment programs in Maine since the first race held in 1997. Participants are made up of those from all walks of life, both supporters and survivors. In December Denise D'Ambois found herself in the middle of that mix when she was diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine mammogram in December. Now, still in the middle of her treatments, she plans on participating in this years race to show support.
"I was in pieces for two days and then I gave myself a good talking to in the mirror and said you fight. You fight with everything you have and you fight everyday," said D'Ambois.
The Bangor Race for the Cure will be at the Waterfront September 15th with registration starting at 7:30AM. To find out how you can get involved, or to register online, you can go to www.komenmaine.org, or call 922-3303.