Race for the Cure Recap – Brainerd Lakes and Aspen
Nearly 2,000 people came together for the 2nd Annual Brainerd Lakes Race last month. The event raised just under $97,000 – an increase from last year! Attendees learned of the inspiring story of the 2012 Honorary Survivor Chair, Viola Fjellman – a 62 year breast cancer survivor.
The 22nd Annual Aspen Race had nearly 1,000 participants, including some who came out for the newly-debuted 10K event. According to attendees, the survivor tent was “out of this world” and more than 200 volunteers made Race day a huge success!
There may be fewer Race events this time of year, but Komen and Komen Affiliates are still in full swing! Stay tuned for more information about how Komen is making an impact around the globe, and don’t forget to register for your local Komen Race for the Cure!
About the author
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s 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. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, we have invested more than $1.9 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.