Born out of a promise made to her dying sister, Nancy G. Brinker vowed she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. That was 1982 and this is now. Nancy’s promise became the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization, the largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Events like the Komen Race for the Cure® have become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world, and have invested nearly $1 billion USD to fulfill that original promise from one sister to another.
The Komen Race for the Cure® series has become the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world with more than 120 Races and more than 1.5 million participants in 2008 alone. The Race held this September 28, 2008, at Newport Beach’s Fashion Island area is one of the premier Races attracting typically 30,000 +/- participants. Up to 75% of the net income from each Race stays in the community to fund local breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment projects. A minimum of 25% of the net income from each Race supports the Komen Award and Research Grant Program, which funds groundbreaking cancer research.
Race Day is Sunday, September 28, 2008, from 6:30am-12noon.
For more information, contact the Komen organization at (714) 957-9157 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register: http://www.ockomen.org/race or call 1-877-GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636)