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It’s Everyone’s Race!
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What is it all about?

Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. That concern for others continued even as Susan neared the end of her fight. Moved by Susan's compassion for others and committed to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. 

That promise is now Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $2.2 billion since inception in 1982. As the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, we're working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure®, and generous contributions from our partners, sponsors and fellow supporters, we have become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. Visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter

“I know firsthand the impact of Komen's research in advancing our knowledge to reduce death rates and improve treatment and survivability of this disease. I've seen the value of Komen's community health programs in the U.S., and I understand the urgency and promise of our global outreach and advocacy work.” 

Judy Salerno, M.D., M.S., President and CEO of Susan G. Komen® 

Local presenting sponsor, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is committed to a future free of cancer. Located in mid-town Detroit, Michigan, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care, is one of 45 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Karmanos is among the nation’s best cancer centers. Through the commitment of 1,000 staff, including nearly 300 physicians and researchers on faculty at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and supported by thousands of volunteer and financial donors, Karmanos strives to prevent, detect and eradicate all forms of cancer. Its long-term partnership with the WSU School of Medicine enhances the collaboration of critical research and academics related to cancer care. Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., is the Institute’s president and chief executive officer. For more information call 1-800-KARMANOS or go to www.karmanos.org.

“Hope is on the horizon at Karmanos where we push forward with research. You can count on us to stay on the forefront of this battle. We are committed to do everything we can to achieve our goal of a future free of cancer.”  
Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO of Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute