JERSEY CITY, NJ - East Brunswick resident Lauren Spiegelhoff, 31, a breast cancer survivor, took 3rd Place in the Survivor's Division at the recent Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure. Spiegelhoff brought home the Bronze Medal after crossing the finish line in 29 minutes and 10 seconds for the USATF Certified Timed 5K Run. More than 2,500 people came out to Liberty State Park for the event on May 6th, which has raised more than $600,000 to date for the fight against breast cancer (fundraising is ongoing through June 30th).
ABOUT SUSAN G. KOMEN NORTH JERSEY
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 support local community non-profit organizations that 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 $18 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.