Komen Southwest Michigan Race for the Cure
Sunday, May 19th - 11:30am - 3:30pm
Arcadia Creek Festival Site in Downtown Kalamazoo
Whose Life Are You Running or Walking For? Participate in the 17th Annual Susan G. Komen Southwest Michigan Race for the Cure® and show everyone whose life you are running/walking for. Are you running/walking for your mother, your sister, a co-worker, a friend? Are you running/walking for your own life? Or are you running/walking for the future? No matter whose life you are running/walking for, now is the time to get involved and run or walk for their life! There are many ways to be part of the Race for the Cure. Click here to learn about Ways to Participate.
Our Southwest Michigan Race for the Cure Goals:
We want 3,000 participants at the 2013 Race, so start recruiting your team now! We plan to raise $200,000 with this event and we need your help to reach our goal! Register for the Race, fundraise for the cause, be insipired to make a difference, celebrate survivors, honor those that have lost their battle, MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Who we are:
Komen began the global breast cancer movement. We started the Komen Race for the Cure® series, the most successful fundraising and education event for breast cancer ever created; pioneered cause-related marketing; created Komen Affiliates serving the breast health needs of millions in their communities; developed educational tools to reach people in more than 200 countries; and became the world’s largest source of private funds for breast cancer research and community outreach programs with nearly $1.5 billion invested to date.
We create activists – one person, one community, one state, one nation at a time – to try and solve the number one health concern of women. You can be an activist! Komen Affiliates reach into their communities to keep the subject of breast cancer high in the public consciousness. With the help of Komen Affiliates, corporate partners, individual donors, Komen staff and activists, we’ve saved millions of lives, making the 2.5 million breast cancer survivors the largest group of cancer survivors today.
The sad reality is there is still tremendous work to be done. We don’t know what causes breast cancer, and we don’t know how to prevent it. Women are still dying unnecessarily. We have come a long way in our fight. When we started, nearly 30 years ago, the five-year survival rate was just 74 percent when breast cancer was diagnosed before it spread beyond the breast. Today, that survival rate is 98 percent. Nearly 75 percent of women over the age of 40 now receive regular mammograms compared to just 30 percent in 1982. Now it's time to take an even more aggressive stance. We must raise the expectations of science, of institutions and ourselves.
We are so close to creating a world without breast cancer. The science is there. Now is the time for us to see this fight through so that no one ever has to fear breast cancer again. We’re on a mission, but we can’t get there without you!