The Denver Metropolitan Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, formerly known as the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, has set Sunday, October 7 as the date for the fifteenth annual Komen Denver Race for the Cure.
The 5K run/walk starts and finishes at Pepsi Center with an Awards/Survivors’ Tribute Ceremony and corporate sponsor Expo.
Entry fees are $30 for adults, $20 for children 18 and under and adults 65 years old and older. Family packs for two adults and two children are $90. Prices increase the day of the Race.
Susan G. Komen Race for the CureÒ? Series raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.
With funds raised by the Komen Race for the Cure Series, the Komen organization with its Affiliate Network is able to fund breast cancer research grants, meritorious awards and community outreach programs.
Since its origination in Dallas, Texas, in 1983, the Komen Race for the CureÒ? Series has grown from one local Race with 800 participants to a national series of more than 100 Races with over 1.4 million people expected to participate in 2007.
The 2006 Denver Race, which boasted 66,615 participants, is the largest footrace in Colorado’s history, and the largest Komen Race for the Cure in the nation.
In 2006, the Denver Race, together with A Pink Tie Affair and additional fund-raising efforts throughout the year, helped the Denver Affiliate raise millions of dollars to assist in the fight against breast cancer.
In April 2007, the Affiliate awarded more than $3 million to fund 35 local projects focusing on breast cancer education, screening, treatment and support.
Another $1 million was awarded to international and national breast cancer research through the Komen Award and Research Grant Program.
Up to 75 percent of the money raised (minus expenses) supports Denver-area breast cancer programs, clinical trials, and life-saving services for women of all backgrounds and ages.
The remaining 25 percent is awarded to breast cancer research through Komen national.
The Denver Affiliate was founded in 1994 to carry out the mission of the national organization on a local level. As a grant-making organization, the Affiliate distributes the funds raised through special events such as the Komen Denver Race for the Cure and the Pink Tie Affair™, as well as through the generosity of individual and corporate donors, right back into the community.
Since 1994, the Affiliate has raised more than $23 million, and has awarded $17 million to not-for-profit organizations that provide breast health and breast cancer education, screening, treatment and treatment support services to uninsured and underinsured individuals living in the Affiliate’s 12-county service area.
The Affiliate has also contributed more than $6 million to research through Komen National over the past 13 years.
In April 2007, the Affiliate awarded more than $3 million to fund 35 local projects focusing on breast cancer education, screening, treatment and support. Another $1 million was awarded to international and national breast cancer research through the Komen Award and Research Grant Program.
Seventy-five percent of the money raised (minus expenses) supports Denver – area breast cancer programs, clinical trials, and life-saving services for women of all backgrounds and ages.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, formerly known as the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, was established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who died from breast cancer at the age of 36.
Today, the organization is an international organization with a network of more than 75,000 volunteers working through local Affiliates and events like Komen Race for the Cure® to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease.
A global leader in the fight against breast cancer, Komen fulfills its mission through support of innovative breast cancer research grants, meritorious awards and educational, scientific and community outreach programs around the world.
Through fiscal year 2006, Komen, together with its Affiliate Network, corporate partners and generous donors, has invested nearly $1 billion in breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs.
For more information about this year’s Race, call 303-576-8705 or visit www.komendenver.orgFor more information about breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call the Komen’s Toll Free Breast Care Helpline at 1.800 I’M AWARE (1.800.462.9273).