SAN DIEGO – July 24, 2015 – Susan G. Komen San Diego announces the 19th Annual Race for the Cure for Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 in Balboa Park. The 5K and 1 mile walk/run raises significant funds and awareness 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 provider of free breast cancer treatments, 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. With $1 million invested this year alone, Komen San Diego continues to be the County’s largest provider of free breast cancer treatments, services and support.
“When you participate in the Race for the Cure you are literally saving lives,” said Laura Farmer Sherman, president & CEO, Susan G. Komen San Diego. “The Race is our largest fundraiser of the year providing critical funding for women who are in need of life-saving services that they may not otherwise be able to afford. Without the support of the community and our community partners, we would not be able to make the impact in San Diego that we do.”
Participating in the Race helps Komen provide free services for every step of the breast cancer journey:
- Diagnostic mammograms, biopsies, MRI’s, ultrasounds and more for qualified women who have nowhere to turn when breast cancer strikes
- Temporary financial aid – including rent, mortgage, prescription drug payments and more
- Meal delivery for a woman and her entire family
- Intensive patient navigation – complete with emotional support for all
- The world’s largest investment of breast cancer research – next to the U.S. government. Right now, $42 million is at work to find the cure!
- Wherever there’s a gap – Komen San Diego fills it
EVENT CALENDAR DETAILS:
Event: Susan G. Komen San Diego 19th Annual Race for the Cure
Date: Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Balboa Park; Start: 6th Ave at Palm St. Media trucks park on 6th Ave. in front of the start line by the stage between Palm St. and Olive St.
Local Presenting Sponsors are Hologic, Inc., Jerome’s Furniture Store, Ralphs and Food for Less. The Local Presenting Media Sponsors are CBS 8, JACK FM and 760 AM. Platinum sponsors include Chevron and Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air.
For additional information about the Race for the Cure click here. Sponsorships are available. For more information, contact Flora Hoang at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please support Race for the Cure on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/KomenSanDiego and please use the hashtag #RaceforTheCureSD and #RaceforTheCure
About the Race for the Cure
The Komen Race for the Cure is a unique 5K and 1 mile race designed and implemented to promote positive awareness, education and early detection of breast cancer. It has proved to be an enormously effective way to reach many women and men with the message that breast cancer does not have to be fatal if regular mammograms and breast self-exams become routine. As well as being a road race for runners, the Komen Race for the Cure is an emotionally charged event attracting many first timers and recreational runners. It is an opportunity for thousands of women, men and their families, running or walking, to share a message of hope and inspiration with their communities. Register at komensandiego.org/race
About Susan G. Komen San Diego
Since its inception in 1995, Komen San Diego has raised more than $13 million to fund local non-profits who provide everything from free diagnostic mammograms and surgeries to meal delivery, child care and temporary financial aid. Seventy-five percent of every dollar raised in San Diego stays right here in San Diego County to fund free diagnostic mammograms, treatment and 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
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