What you need to know: 25th Annual Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure
In its 25th Anniversary, we’re kicking off the 2014 Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. tomorrow, May 10. This is another year where we have many outstanding things happening on Race day, so we’re here to provide the information you need to Race for Impact in the National Capital Region.
When traveling to the Race site, we strongly encourage all participants and spectators to use METRO to travel to and from the National Mall. The METRO* will open EARLY at 5:00 a.m. ET for the convenience of Race participants. We also have details about getting to the National Mall. The Race will start and finish at the Washington Monument, so check out the Race maps to find us! If you would like to cheer on your family and friends, the Race route map will be a great resource for you. All Race activities start at 6:30 a.m. ET with the survivor and top fundraiser breakfast, and we kick off opening ceremonies at 7:30 a.m. ET. You definitely don’t want to miss opening ceremony and post-Race festivities because we will have guest appearances from the Grand Marshal of the Race, WWE Superstar John Cena, WWE Divas and Charizma DJs . We’ll close out the morning at 10:00 a.m. ET with two of the most exciting parts of the Race – Kids for the Cure and a Survivor dance party. Check out a full explanation of our Race day activities.
Please share your Komen Global Race experience with us! Share your pictures on the Global Race Facebook page, follow @SusanGKomen, and join the Twitter conversation by using our official hashtag #KomenGlobalRace.
Last, but certainly not least, many thanks to all of the National and Local partners, sponsors, participants and volunteers! Your support allows us to reach low-income, uninsured and underinsured women in Washington, D.C. , with more than $35 million invested in local programs to date. The Komen-funded programs in the D.C. area strive to improve access to vital breast cancer services services, with$1.89 million in new funding announced this year.
We look forward to seeing you all bright and early on Saturday morning!
*Please check with METRO for the most up-to-date information, including any planned or unscheduled service disruptions.
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.