The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is on October 27th.
75% of all race dollars stay in East Tennessee and help local women battle the disease. Some of the money helps uninsured men and women get checked for lumps which is a luxury they would not have if it wasn't for your running shoes.
Missi McMurray is thankful for a UT RV. It isn't your average camper, it is a working Mobile Mammography unit.
UT Medical Center drives it to remote locations to bring mammograms to women who can't get to a hospital.
Though it is small in size, it is big on saving lives. Lives like Missi McMurray.
"I went in for a mammogram," said McMurray, "A lump was found at that time."
In 2010, she was at her son's "Pink Out" baseball game, and the mobile unit was there. She made an appointment, went in, and 15 minutes later she was back to her son's game.
Missi explained, "It was here, it was convenient. I knew I would be out quick to watch my son's ballgame."
That night she got a call which told her she had a form of breast cancer.
The Mobile Mammography sadly diagnoses hundreds of women each year with breast cancer.
Though Missi had insurance and could pay for her tests, many don't.
That is where Race for the Cure dollars come in handy. They help pay for those much needed mammograms for the uninsured.
Last year alone, 300 uninsured women received a free mammogram all thanks to the Race for the Cure.
"The dollars from Race for the Cure really make an impact on local women," said Peggy Iachetta with Breast Health Outreach, "They stay right here. They allow us to get out and do that education and to have the unit in facilities all across East Tennessee."
Race for the Cure is on October 27th.
10News has a WBIR Team. Also, Meteorologist Mike Witcher and Reporter Allison Bybee are this year's co-chairs and each have a team. To find out more about the race, check out the teams at Komen Knoxville.