SAN DIEGO – Aug. 28, 2018 – Susan G. Komen San Diego provides free services for every step of the breast cancer journey for qualified women including, diagnostic mammograms, biopsies, ultrasounds, care coordination, breast health education, advocacy and financial assistance for breast cancer patients’ most critical needs during treatment. Last year, Komen San Diego served more than 11,000 women. All of the 2018 fundraising events in San Diego happening from now until the end of the year are dedicated to making an even bigger and bolder impact.
The official Komen San Diego event schedule includes:
- Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018—8th Annual Green Flash Treasure Chest Beer & Food Fest
The annual Green Flash Treasure Chest Beer & Food Fest is back for an 8th year! Enjoy exclusive Green Flash and Alpine beers, served alongside perfectly paired plates prepared by some of San Diego’s finest chefs. In addition to the delicious beer and food, attendees will enjoy live music, games, Behind-the-Craft demonstrations and plenty of shade from the San Diego sun. Tickets include unlimited beer tasting, limited food tastings, commemorative glass, and a fun festival experience. A designated driver and food only tickets are also offered, in addition to the full festival ticket. All event proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen San Diego. Susan G. Komen San Diego is grateful for the support of Green Flash Brewery. In the last eight years, Green Flash Brewery has donated over $130,000 to Komen San Diego. Their annual donation helps Komen San Diego provide free mammograms, biopsies, ultrasounds, care coordination, breast health education and financial assistance for San Diego breast cancer patients’ most critical needs during treatment. Tickets range from $25 to $55. More information can be found via www.komensandiego.org.
- Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018—18th Annual Row (Paddle, Kayak, SUP) For the Cure
Susan G. Komen San Diego’s annual Row for the Cure is Saturday, Oct. 13 from 5:30 a.m. to 12 noon at North Ski Beach on Mission Bay. Row for the Cure is open to any human-powered watercraft, including rowing, canoeing, dragon boats, kayaking and SUPing. NEW this year: A Stand-Up Paddle Board or Prone Beginner Course and On-Site Stand Up Paddle Board Rentals ($5 per board). All registration fees and donations go toward the funding of breast cancer research and local breast health services and support for women and men battling breast cancer. Register: www.komensandiego.org/row
- Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018—6th Annual Dine Out for the Cure®
The sixth annual Dine Out for the Cure® will make for one delicious day as local restaurants, bakeries and coffeehouses across San Diego pledge to support the fight against breast cancer. Participating restaurants will donate 10 to 25 percent of the day’s proceeds to Susan G. Komen San Diego. This event unites local restaurants with Komen San Diego’s supporters during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The money raised helps women and men who are fighting breast cancer every day. Komen San Diego is determined to save lives through its work in laboratories, in neighborhoods, with lawmakers and globally to support the needs of people facing this disease. In the last 5 years, local eateries have raised $90,000, which is equivalent to the cost of 250 ultrasounds, 241 mammograms and 120 breast prostheses for uninsured and underinsured women and men. For more information or for a list of participating restaurants visit www.komensandiego.org/DineOut.
- Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018—22nd Annual Race for the Cure®
The 22nd annual Susan G. Komen San Diego Race for the Cure® is Sunday, Nov. 4 at 8 a.m. in iconic Balboa Park. With the money raised from the event, Komen San Diego is able to continue its mission to provide free services for every step of the breast cancer journey for qualified women, including diagnostic mammograms, biopsies, ultrasounds, care coordination, breast health education, advocacy and financial assistance for breast cancer patients’ most critical needs during treatment. The memorable morning celebrates breast cancer survivors, forever fighters and honors those we have lost to the disease. The event provides an opportunity to drive meaningful change in the fight against breast cancer. Other event features include 5k and 1-mile route options, breakfast, live entertainment, food trucks, a vendor expo, new higher-quality Race t-shirts, and access to “Survivor Village,” a dedicated space where survivors are honored and pampered. For more information or to register for the event, please visit komensandiego.org/walk.
ABOUT SUSAN G. KOMEN® SAN DIEGO®:
Since its inception in 1995, Susan G. Komen San Diego has invested more than $19 million to global breast cancer research and local breast health services. Susan G. Komen is the largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research outside of the U.S. government. Much of that investment has been awarded to scientists in San Diego, and nearly 40 percent of our research investment is focused on metastatic disease. Locally, Komen San Diego provides free mammograms, biopsies, ultrasounds, MRIs, care coordination, education and financial assistance for breast cancer patients’ most critical needs during treatment. The organization also has a robust public policy and advocacy arm to ensure healthcare access and scientific progress. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. 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. For more information, please visit www.komensandiego.org. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.