(9/4/18) The City of Monroe and the Northeast Louisiana Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure are partnering together to battle breast cancer.
The Monroe Police Department is leading this initiative that was announced at the the Monroe public safety center today.
The city will be providing the Race for the Cure with security, golf carts, and shuttles.
It’s part of the city’s employee benevolent act for the month of September.
Monroe’s Mayor Jamie Mayo says this will help increase fundraising and awareness.
Mayor Mayo said, “We know that this is a very important project, the Race for the Cure. Also, the awareness of breast cancer that you have out there. Every family member has some type of issue or challenge whether it’s here in the city of Monroe or in the parish.”
The mayor also says about 100 city employees will be volunteering.
Over $1 million has been raised for breast cancer in Northeast Louisiana.
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will be held September 15th at Forsythe Park.