PHOENIX - Registration for the Susan G. Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure is down 15 percent from last year, and the organization is asking for help.
An event raised $1.6 million in the fight against breast cancer over the weekend, but it’s down from $2 million from 2011.
The decrease isn't just in Phoenix; races in Houston and Cleveland are also reporting fewer participants.
Organizers blame the sluggish economy for the drop in registration.
We want to know: Are you someone who typically gives to these causes but are just too tapped out right now?
Or are you tired of giving to charities like this, which raise billions of dollars in donations but are not producing a cure?
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For those who want to contribute, you can do so on www.komenphoenix.org through the end of this month, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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