A ribbon of bright pink has been streaming along the street below my loft in Denver for the past hour. My black standard poodle, Ella, and I cheered those walking by—nearing the finish line. A cluster of four proudly announced that each member had raised $1,000 (10+03) for the cure; $1,000,000 (10+06) raised in a single day in this city.
Since its beginning in 1982, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure has raised $1.5 billion (10+09). In 2002, more than 1.3 million (10+06) people partook in over 100 (10+02) races; and now, in 2010, the race has expanded to 141 races (127 in the U.S. and 14 international) with 100,000 (10+05) volunteers—all working to find a cure for the 25,000,000 (10+07) people already diagnosed.