WHAT: Susan G. Komen San Diego® (Komen San Diego) will hold their 20th Annual Race for the Cure on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 in Balboa Park. The 5K and 1 mile walk/run raises significant funds for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates survivors and honors those who have lost their battle. Proceeds from the event will go toward Komen San Diego, the County’s largest funder of free breast cancer services and support. When San Diegans participate, their donations go directly to help breast cancer patients in San Diego County, as well as toward research grants internationally.
WHERE: Balboa Park – Starting Line is at 6th Ave. at Palm St.
NOTE: Media trucks park on 6th Ave. in front of the start line by the stage between Palm St. and Olive St. Map includes specific information on where media trucks can park.
***ALL LIVE TRUCKS MUST BE IN POSITION ON THE RACE ROUTE NO LATER THAN 7:45 A.M. RACE STARTS AT 8 A.M. SHARP. LIVE TRUCKS CAN BEGIN ARRIVING AS EARLY AS 5:30 A.M.***
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
BEST TIME TO COVER: 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE:
- 7:20 a.m. – Warm-Up
- 7:25 a.m. – Opening Ceremony Begins
- 7:55 a.m. – National Anthem
- 8 a.m. – Race Begins
- 10 a.m. – Closing Ceremony / Race Ends
INTERVIEWS AND VISUALS:
- A festive and inspirational morning with 15,000 people getting ready to celebrate and participate in Susan G. Komen San Diego’s Race for the Cure.
- Pre and post-event activities include warm-up and stretches, speeches by breast cancer survivors, and a special closing ceremony to celebrate breast cancer survivors, honor those who have lost their battle with the disease and congratulate event participants.
- Energetic teams and participants racing and walking at San Diego’s largest 5K event. Many of the teams will be dressed up!
- Laura Farmer Sherman, president & CEO, Susan G. Komen San Diego is available to speak about the importance of the Race for the Cure as well as the organization’s impact on breast cancer in San Diego County. She is a breast cancer survivor.
- Hannah Martine, 2016 Honorary Survivor, Susan G. Komen San Diego.
- Karla Lopez, Susan G. Komen San Diego. She is fluent in Spanish.
- Robin Marella, volunteer, Susan G. Komen San Diego and breast cancer survivor.
- Compelling interviews with breast cancer survivors, breast cancer co-survivors, teams and event participants.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT:
- In San Diego, six women a day are diagnosed with breast cancer and unfortunately one woman a day passes away from this disease. However we know if discovered early enough, the most common type of breast cancer has a nearly 99% survival rate. And that’s what our work at Susan G. Komen San Diego is all about.
- Komen San Diego continues to be the County’s largest funder of free breast cancer services and support and is the only organization providing qualified women the free services they need for every step of the breast cancer journey.
- These services include free diagnostic mammograms, life-saving screenings, temporary financial aid for living expenses, transportation, meal deliveries, education and more.
- Also, next to the U.S. government, Susan G. Komen is the largest funder of breast cancer research in the world. And much of that investment has been awarded right here in San Diego.
ABOUT SUSAN G. KOMEN SAN DIEGO®:
Since its inception in 1995, Komen San Diego has granted more than $18 million to research and local non-profits who provide everything from free diagnostic mammograms, meal delivery, temporary financial aid, transportation and more. Seventy-five percent of every dollar raised in San Diego stays in San Diego County to fund breast health services for uninsured and underinsured women and their families. The remaining 25 percent funds international breast cancer research. In fact, next to the U.S. government, Susan G. Komen® is the largest funder of breast cancer research in the world. For more information, please visit www.komensandiego.org. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.