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Albany drives for a cure

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March 21, 2008

Albany  --  It was a beautiful day for a ride in a sports car, and nearly 200 South Georgians did just that to support health research.
They drove BMW's to raise money for breast cancer research.

Twenty-five of the import cars were available to test drive at BMW of Albany on East Oglethorpe Boulevard.  Everything from the X-6 Sport Activity Coupe to a Z-4 convertible. 

The 12th annual BMW Ultimate Drive supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure event donated a dollar for every mile driven to cancer research and education.  This year more people pre-registered and cancer survivors say that just increases the awareness for the disease.

 "We had phenomenal numbers this year we had 187 people pre-register so that pre-registration number is higher than the registrants that we had last year so beautiful results," said Crystal King, who represents Susan. G. Komen for the Cure.

"It's very important that people know the warning signs and are educated and that's part of what Susan G. Komen does it that they provide education to the community so that people understand what to look for," said cancer survivor Sabrina Powell.

WALB News Ten also participated, our own Jennifer Emert took a 650 convertible for a drive, putting some miles on the car and generating money for research.  In 2007, nearly 179,000 American women were diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 died from the disease.