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Komen cancels seven races for breast cancer

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Boston, Chicago Komen walks canceled

Susan G. Komen for the Cure will not host its walks in seven major cities next year, following dismal fundraising results, the group says.

Participants in the Susan G. Komen for the Cure walk

No pink sneakers, no pink laces.

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer research organization is canceling its well-known three-day fundraising walks next year in in Phoenix, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Tampa Bay, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.

The move comes as money goals have not been met in those markets, the group says.

A spokeswoman said participation in the three-day walks went down 37 percent over the past four years, which is why the organization won't be hosting walks in those cities.

Good news for those in Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Michigan, Philadelphia, San Diego, Seattle and Minneapolis-St. Paul: Those events are still on.

Last year, the organization underwent media scrutiny after trying to slash Planned Parenthood funding.

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