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Teen Race for the Cure chair wants to recruit more teens to raise breast cancer awareness

Posted: 6:49 PM, Nov 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-28 04:14:52-05
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PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — High school senior Blake Prolow remembers when his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017.

She's battled breast cancer twice.

"I love my mom more than anything and I didn't know what to do."

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Now he knows what to do. He's the first male junior chair for the Komen Florida Race for the Cure in January.

"I'm reaching out to high schools across Palm Beach County to get as many kids as possible to come volunteer at the race, walk it, run it."

At just 17 years old he's inspiring the younger generation to get involved.

"My goal is to raise $15,000 from all of the kids of Palm Beach County. Seventy-five percent of the proceeds stay right here in South Florida while the other 25 percent go all around for cancer research. And also our goal is to eradicate 50 percent of cancer deaths by 2026."

Sharon Prolow is proud of her son.

"He's going to help other teenagers across our county look at this disease. Sometimes teenagers feel that they can't make a difference but they can."

And she's thankful for support from Komen Florida and her family.

"I'm so proud of my family that didn't disappear when something went wrong, instead they rallied together and they really came together to help me heal."

Komen Florida Race For The Cure will take place Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020

For information about the race, email racechair@komenflorida.org