By KARI BLURTON
While the third annual Susan G. Komen Kansas Race for the Cure is over, the fundraising continues.
Susan G. Komen Race-Hays Chairwoman Jennifer Teget said the community still can donate online through May 31.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Teget said donations continue to come in, noting this year’s event has raised more than $55,000 so far.
“Hays is one of the best options that folks in this part of the country have for breast cancer health and to be able to give back directly to that (care) right here in our own community is really important,” she said.
Teget said 75 percent of all funds raised go directly toward breast health programs in 95 counties in Kansas including Hays Medical Center’s Breast Care Center.
Tegets said a date for the fourth annual Susan G. Komen Kansas Race for the Cure has already been set for May 7. She said the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure’s Hays Committee will begin planning stages this fall.