Wrapping Up Another Year of Racing for the Cure
From San Diego to Shreveport, survivors and supporters put on their pink to support the last three Races of 2013.
On Saturday, November 2, a sea of pink covered Balboa Park in sunny San Diego as more than 13,000 people attended the 17th annual Susan G. Komen San Diego Race for the Cure®.
“The Race for the Cure is fun and festive, but this Race is more than just a celebration,” said Laura Farmer Sherman, executive director of Komen San Diego. “The Race provides critical funding for families in San Diego County touched by breast cancer.”
Although it was a brisk morning, thousands of local runners, breast cancer survivors and their supporters descended on Mall St. Vincent in Shreveport that same Saturday for the annual Komen Northwest Louisiana Race for the Cure®. Survivors were honored with a prominent place in the front and were treated to a meal before they ran or walked the shady, but scenic course.
The following weekend, Komen President and CEO Dr. Judy Salerno traveled to Austin to participate in the final race of the 2013 season. More than 15,000 people joined Dr. Salerno on November 10 in support of the 15th Annual Komen Austin Race for the Cure®. As of Race day, Komen Austin had raised more than $380,000 for this year’s Race, $5,500 more than in 2012.We want to thank every participant, volunteer, sponsor and every other supporter who made the 2013 Race series possible. Thanks to you, we are able to make a huge impact in communities across the country. We can’t wait to come back and Race with you again next year! The first Race in 2014 is Susan G. Komen Suncoast Race for the Cure – Polk County, January 18, in Lakeland, Florida. Until then, be sure to visit komen.org to find a Race near you, and keep reading our blog to stay informed of the many ways you can support the fight against breast cancer.
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 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.