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(NECN) - This weekend, thousands of men and women will come together and hit the streets of Boston to fight breast cancer. The 2013 Komen Massachusetts "Race for the Cure" will be held Sunday, September 28 at Joe Moakley Park in South Boston. Organizers expect more than 7,000 people to run or walk the 5K course.
Joining us now in studio is the current Miss USA and former Miss Connecticut, Erin Brady. She'll be on hand on Sunday to encourage racers and spread awareness of breast cancer.
Brady says this is her favorite time of year and she’s happy to be back in New England.
She was crowned in June and it’s been nonstop go since then. She says it’s been a little hectic as she gets ready for Miss Universe.
It’s very different from being a Connecticut accountant, she says, and it’s funny to think how quickly your life changes in a matter of seconds.
During her reign, she’s on a nationwide speaking tour to raise cancer awareness.
She joined NECN on behalf of New Balance, who has a line to promote breast cancer.
Breast cancer and ovarian cancer awareness and education are her Miss USA platform.
Coming up is November 9, it was her wedding date, but it’s also the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, Russia, so she is changing the wedding date.
She leaves on October 20 so she can prepare for three weeks prior.
The new wedding date hasn’t been decided yet.
Watch the attached video for more.