SAN DIEGO (July 21, 2016) – Susan G. Komen San Diego® announces the 20th Annual Race for the Cure for 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. Community members can register at komensandiego.org/race.
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 over $1 million invested this year alone, Komen San Diego is the only organization providing qualified women the free services they need for every step of the breast cancer journey.
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. Since 1982, Susan G. Komen has invested more than $889 million in over 2,400 grants for breast cancer research. Currently in San Diego there is more than $2 million in five active grants at work to find the cure!
- Wherever there’s a gap – Komen San Diego fills it
“The Race for the Cure is an inspirational and impactful way for San Diegans to band together to fight breast cancer,” 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. Race with us to celebrate breast cancer survivors and honor the memory of those who have lost their battle with this devastating disease. With the support of the local community and dedicated partners, we are working toward our mission of saving lives and ending breast cancer forever.”
EVENT CALENDAR DETAILS:
Event: Susan G. Komen San Diego 20th Annual Race for the Cure
Date: Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Location: Balboa Park; Start: 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.
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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 $14 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 and provide financial assistance for 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. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.