Senator Stabenow Delivered Remarks at 24th Annual Komen Detroit Race for the Cure

Saturday, May 16, 2015

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, honorary co-chair of this year's race, delivered remarks at the 24th Annual Komen Detroit Race for the Cure on Saturday, May 16. The event, which was organized by Susan G. Komen and the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, honored breast cancer survivors and celebrated the lives of those we have lost.

"Too many women in Michigan and across the country are affected by breast cancer," said Stabenow. "Thanks to advocates and organizations like those in Detroit today, our mothers, daughters and sisters have a better shot at living healthy, cancer-free lives."

In Michigan, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths. For years, Senator Stabenow has fought for affordable and quality health care for women and supported increased medical research. Just this week, Senator Stabenow cosponsored the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act to help end breast cancer by 2020.