Support local and national efforts in the fight against breast cancer by signing up for the 22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Triangle Race for the Cure to be held Saturday, May 5, at The Frontier in Research Triangle Park.
“Our goal is to raise $1 million to support local programs and national cutting-edge research, which will enable us to achieve our bold goal of decreasing breast cancer mortality in the U.S. by 50 percent by 2026,” said Pam Kohl, executive director of Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast.
The Race attracts thousands of participants, many of whom are survivors and individuals living with metastatic breast cancer.
The annual event features a 5k run/walk and an inspiring Survivor Celebration that honors participants who have battled breast cancer or who are battling breast cancer. Plans also include food trucks, a beer-tasting garden, and fun activities for all ages.
“For a 17th consecutive year, Duke Cancer Institute is partnering with Komen Race For The Cure to serve as local presenting sponsor,” said Dr. Michael Kastan, executive director of Duke Cancer Institute. “The longtime relationship unites the organizations’ shared passion to end breast cancer by ensuring science continues to move forward toward the cures.”
Seventy-five percent of the net funds raised by the event stay in the local community to support breast health education, screening, treatment and programs for women and families in a 29-county service area. The remaining twenty-five percent supports Susan G. Komen’s national research program, which funds ground-breaking research, including breast cancer research at North Carolina universities.
For more information or to register, visit komennctc.org.