Since its origination in Dallas in 1982, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series has grown from one local Race with 800 participants to a Series of more than 140 Races worldwide, with over 1.6 million people expected to participate this year. Seventy-five percent of the net income from each Race stays in the community to fund local breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment projects. Twenty-five percent of the net income from each Race supports the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational, scientific and community outreach programs around the world.
Detroit’s 2012 Race invested $1.55 million in Metro Detroit (Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties) breast cancer programs and more than $317,000 in breast cancer research grants through Komen for the Cure. Since 1992, Detroit’s Race has raised and invested over $23 million in the fight against breast cancer. The 2012 Komen Detroit Race grants can be found here.