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The West Virginia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure awarded more than $275,000 in grants to nine West Virginia organizations on Monday.

The groups plan to use to money to implement various breast health projects in West Virginia. "Do we need to find a cure? Yes. In the meantime, while we are researching for cures, screening tools and better preventative care, we're always looking toward that finish line, which is bringing home a cure," said Rebecca Newhouse, past board president.

Cabell Huntington Hospital's 'REACH' project is among the recipients, as are programs in Greenbrier County, McDowell County and Monongalia County.

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure began with a promise. Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever, and in 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The West Virginia Race For the Cure begins Saturday, May 4, at 9 a.m. in front of the State Capitol in Charleston.

To register or for more information, please call 304-556-4808 or visit www.komenwv.org.