Susan G. Komen® San Diego’s (Komen SanDiego) 22nd annual Race for the Cure®will be held on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 in Balboa Park. The vendor expo will be open at 6:30 a.m. along Balboa Drive, and the Race will begin at 8 a.m. With the money raised from the event, Susan G. Komen San Diego provides free services for every step of the breast cancer journey, including research, mammograms, biopsies, ultrasounds, care coordination, advocacy and financial assistance for breast cancer patients’ most critical needs during treatment.
“The Race is our largest fundraiser of the year where community members from across the county unite to end breast cancer,” said Shaina Gross, president and CEO, Komen San Diego.
“It’s emotional to see thousands of walkers pouring into Balboa Park to celebrate survivors, support those still in treatment and remember those we’ve lost.” When San Diegans participate, their donations directly help breast cancer patients in San Diego County, as well as toward research grants internationally. Komen San Diego is the only organization that studies San Diego County to identify the gaps in breast cancer care and the barriers to health access. Komen set a Bold Goal is to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50 percent by 2026. Critical funds raised throughout the year through events like Race for the Cure go toward reaching this goal.
“With the unwavering support from our community, dedicated partners in the local breast health industry, sponsors, staff and volunteers, we continue to move toward our goal to put an end to breast cancer,” said Gross. “Every day we see bold, fearless women and men who continue to over come their breast cancer battles. We encourage more members of the community to lend their support, time and voice to these warriors that are in the fight for their lives.”
This Year’s Walk Features:
Memorable morning that celebrates breast cancer survivors, forever fighters and honors those we have lost to the disease. Opportunity to drive meaningful change in the fight against breast cancer. Survivor Village – a dedicated space where we honor (and pamper) our survivors. Survivors will enjoy breakfast while celebrating and supporting each other in an atmosphere of solidarity.
About Susan G Komen San Diego®
Since its inception in 1995, Susan G. Komen San Diego has invested more than $19 million to global breast cancer research and local breast health services. Susan G. Komen is the largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research outside of the U.S. government. Much of that investment has been awarded to scientists in San Diego, and nearly 40 percent of our research investment is focused on metastatic disease. Locally, Komen San Diego provides free mammograms, biopsies, ultrasounds, MRIs, care coordination, education and financial assistance for breast cancer patients’ most critical needs during treatment. The organization also has a robust public policy and advocacy arm to ensure healthcare access and scientific progress. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026.Seventy-five percent of every dollar raised in San Diego stays in San Diego County to fund breast health services for uninsured and underinsured women and their families. The remaining 25 percent funds international breast cancer research. For more information, please visit www.komensandiego.org. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.