2020 Race for the Cure Moves Online

Survivors at the 2014 Komen Triangle Race for the Cure. The 2020 event will be virtual instead of in-person.

The 24th Annual Triangle Race for the Cure will be held online rather than in-person this year.

Originally planned for May 2, at The Frontier at RTP, the event will now take place as a virtual experience on Sept. 12, across multiple digital channels.

“As an organization dedicated to saving lives, it is so important to protect the health of our participants, many of whom are breast cancer survivors or are currently in treatment for the disease. Therefore, we will be leveraging technology this year to ensure we can race together – even if we can’t be together – because breast cancer is not canceled,” said Krista Park Berry, executive director at Komen NC Triangle to the Coast.

The Race for the Cure, presented locally by Duke Cancer Institute, is a critical fundraiser for Komen, and it allows those touched by breast cancer a chance to become part of a community.

The virtual event will include live video, motivational content and a variety of activities to help create an inspiring virtual experience. There is no fee to register for the virtual fundraising event this year or to access the online fundraising tools. Any registration fees made prior to this transition will now count towards a participant’s personal or team fundraising goal.

“While it is disappointing we can’t be together in person this year at the Susan G. Komen Triangle Race for the Cure, we want to thank all of the virtual participants for keeping the passion and purpose of this event moving forward,” said Dr. Michael Kastan, executive director of Duke Cancer Institute.

The Survivor/Thriver Celebration, sponsored by UNC Health, will also take place virtually as a way to connect local breast cancer survivors and patients living with metastatic disease.

“An added benefit of this new virtual platform is increased accessibility, ” said Park Berry. “People who were not able to attend in-person previously due to their health or scheduling conflicts will now be able to participate. We invite all to be a part of our community of hope.”

To register, visit https://komennctc.org/Race

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