21st Annual Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure®
Expected to Attract 9,000 Participants
Friends, Families, Survivors, Celebrities and Athletes Champion Early Detection and Survival
(May 21, 2014) SEATTLE – On Sunday (June 1), in the shadow of the Space Needle, an expected 9,000 people will gather with a collective hope of ending breast cancer forever during the Susan G. Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure®. System Pavers of Seattle will be Racing for the Cure, which begins and ends at Seattle Center everyone is welcome to participate. Please join System Pavers on the course or at Booth 43. Race for the Cure Donations can be made at KomenPugetSound.org benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
The Race for the Cure is Komen Puget Sound’s single largest fund raising opportunity, accounting for roughly 45 percent of all funds raised during the year. Seventy-five percent of net funds raised are invested into grants that provide local low income and underserved women with support for breast cancer early detection, patient navigation and financial support for basic needs while undergoing treatment for the disease. The remaining twenty-five percent goes directly to fund medical research to better diagnose, treat and ultimately cure breast cancer.
Every week, over 100 Washington State women are diagnosed with breast cancer. In fact, the United States Cancer Statistics (USCS) lists Washington State as having one of the highest rates of breast cancer diagnosis in the country.
Registration begins at 7 a.m., with the race starting at 8 a.m., followed by a Survivor Parade at 11:50 a.m. For more information, please go to komenpugetsound.org.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and Komen Puget Sound Affiliate
The first Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure was held in the fall of 1994, with 3,000 participants who raised $56,000. Since then, the Race for the Cure has grown to be the largest Race/Run in the Puget Sound area focused on breast cancer. Komen Puget Sound is the 5th largest local affiliate in the 120 Susan G. Komen U.S. affiliate network. It focuses its efforts on saving lives by funding education and early detection, as well as patient assistance and patient navigation in 16 counties in Western Washington. For more information, visit http://www.komenpugetsound.org. Follow us on Twitter @KomenPugetSound or friend us on Facebook.