Kicking Off the 2013 Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure

Today we’re announcing a neat new partnership in the Washington, D.C., area, where we also today announced $1.5 million in community grants for the National Capital Area.

Washington Redskins’ wide receiver Josh Morgan and Arrelious Benn (newly of the Philadelphia Eagles) joined us at a press event today to say they’re going to “Make Mom Proud” by forming a Race team for the May 11 Global Race.

Morgan is honoring his godmother, a triple negative breast cancer survivor. Since 1990, we’ve invested $33 million to community health programs in the Washington, D.C. area.  The District has one of the highest breast cancer death rates in the country, making it critical that we continue to raise funds to support treatment programs for under-served women.

Thanks to the Global Race, we were able to reach more than 115,000 women, and to screen another 40,000, through community outreach programs in the National Capital Area.

A prime example of your dollars at work is Komen grantee George Washington Cancer Institute, whose Cancer Survivorship Initiative has already helped almost 1,000 low-income and uninsured women throughout the area with screenings and support through breast cancer treatment.

These types of partnerships allow us to further our mission in the D.C. area, and we are proud to partner with so many organizations that share our passion for our mission to end breast cancer. A list of the new National Capital Area Community Grants can be found on our official press release about the event.

We hope Washington, D.C. will Make Mom Proud on Saturday, May 11 at the 2013 Global Race for the Cure! Register today

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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.