Race for the Cure Recap: Kicking off 2013!

The 2013 Komen Race for the Cure season is off to a roaring start! While some of us were resolving to get rid of a few of those holiday pounds, these women and men were hitting the track under the warm coastal sun for this year’s first three Race events.

On a beautiful January morning in Nassau, nearly 2,000 registrants gathered for the 3rd annual Bahamas Race for the Cure and other Race events benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Tribune242 (here as well) covered the popular event.

Just a few miles across the ocean, the Komen Florida Suncoast Affiliate’s Polk Race for the Cure took place at Tiger Stadium in Lakeland, FL. Hundreds of individuals rocked pink shirts and pom poms to support their local Affiliate. A local group, the Lakeland Shooters, also shared some great photos from the inspirational event.

Downtown West Palm Beach was positively pink on Jan. 26, for the 22nd Annual Susan G. Komen South Florida Race for the Cure. An estimated 20,000 participants, volunteers, and supporters joined Komen founder and CEO Nancy G. Brinker to support the South Florida Affiliate’s community initiatives and Komen’s national breast cancer research. Palm Beach Daily News and WPBF feature the event, and Palm Beach Post shares some moving photos and stories from those in attendance.

We can’t wait to share more stories like these with you from all of our exciting Races throughout the year. And with 120 Affiliates around the country, there’s probably a Race coming your way, so check our website to find out how you can join in the fun and stay tuned for more Race recaps!

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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 and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen 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.