JERSEY CITY, NJ - For the second year in a row, East Brunswick resident Lauren Spiegelhoff, 32, took home the 3rd place medal in the Survivor Division at the Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure on Sunday May 5th at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ. Spiegelhoff, who is a breast cancer survivor, finished the 5K USATF Timed race in 27 minutes and 45 seconds. In spite of the heavy rain, an estimated 1,000 people braved the weather to come to Liberty State Park and participate in the annual event, which raises money for the fight against breast cancer (fundraising is ongoing through May 31st; contributions can be made at www.komennorthjersey.org/race).

 

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The mission of Susan G. Komen North Jersey is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. Through the annual Race for the Cure®, Pink Tie Party and other events and activities, Komen North Jersey raises funds to provide screening and diagnostic services, breast health/breast cancer education, treatment support, and survivorship programs for underserved women and men in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren counties. Since its founding in 1997, Komen North Jersey has awarded over $19 million in local community grants, and has directed more than $7 million to national research programs in pursuit of new breast cancer screening techniques, better and more effective treatment options, and ultimately, the causes and cures to eradicate breast cancer forever.

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