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Fort Worth Komen Race for the Cure expected to raise $143,000 less

The Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth Race for the Cure is expected to raise $1.3 million this year, about $143,000 less than last year, officials said Friday.

About 10,570 people participated in the April 14 event at Ridgmar mall, officials said. About 13,800 people raced last year.

Competitive fundraising remains open until Friday, and donations are accepted anytime at www.komengreaterfw.org.

Komen officials have acknowledged that registration was affected by the recent controversy involving the national Komen organization and Planned Parenthood. The fundraising drop could mean that the organization provides nearly 1,000 fewer women with mammograms and other services in Tarrant, Parker, Johnson and Hood counties, race organizer Jennifer Wersal said.

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