Komen Race for the Cure is a Year-Round Effort, Making Middle Georgia Great

Komen Race for the Cure is a Year-Round Effort, Making Middle Georgia Great

In this week's Making Middle Georgia Great series, we introduce you to a woman who has been instrumental in bringing awareness to breast cancer.

Susannah Cox was Chair for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Macon.

Cox seems to somehow stay out of the spotlight, but we were able to snag her for an interview!

When Cox was first asked to volunteer one year of her life to The Race for the Cure, she didn't know what to say. 

" I first thought, I don't know why I'm being asked to do this," Cox said.

She also knew it was a huge responsibility.

But with prayer and support from her family and friends, she jumped on board.

"It's a lot of learn as you go, and just be ready to jump whenever necessary."

The Race for the Cure takes place in cities across the country. And right here in Middle Georgia, this past springs' race, brought in record numbers.

"We far exceeded our numbers, our fundraising, our survivors there that day, as well as our attendance."

But having a great turnout, wasn't the only ambitious hope for Susannah.

"I saw so many women and men that had stories about their battle, or their daughters' or sisters'...it's for their stories," Cox explains. "Hopefully we don't have more of these stories. The more people know about it, the more people are aware, the more early success rates we can have."

Since the race began in Macon 13 years ago, more than $1.4 million has been raised for local breast cancer patients.

 

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