ST. PETERSBURG, FL- Susan G. Komen Florida Suncoast has officially launched registration and fundraising for the 18th Annual Race for the Cure. The Race will be held Saturday night, October 1st, 2016 at Albert Whitted Park in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg.
We believe that no one should die of breast cancer because they lack access to care and treatment services. The Race is our single biggest fundraiser each year that helps Komen Florida Suncoast bridge the gap for uninsured and underinsured women and men in the Florida Suncoast service area. Komen Florida Suncoast’s goal this year is to raise over $500,000 to support women and men in our six-county service area for life saving breast health services.
Participants can walk, jog, run, volunteer or donate to help Komen Florida Suncoast save lives and provide critical care and support. For those who cannot or prefer not to walk or run, our More Than Pink is an option for those who wish to be at the Race and participate in Race Day activities and still support our mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Komen Florida Suncoast has funded over $14 million into local breast health services and has invested over $6 million into global research grants to find treatments, therapies and cures to fight breast cancer on all fronts.
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is presented by Bank of America and nationally sponsored by American Airlines, Ford, New Balance, Self and Walgreens. Local area sponsors include Clear Channel Outdoor, Tampa Bay Times, BayCare Breast Centers, Juice Marketing & Design, Tampa Bay Rays, Thorntons, Wawa, Beasley Media Group, Media Source, Bright House Networks, FirebloomCreative.com and Suja. Our 2016 VIPink Team Tailgate sponsors include Yard of Ale St. Pete, MacDinton’s and Caddy’s who will also host the official Race after-party along with 260 First in downtown St. Petersburg.
For more information on Race for the Cure, FAQ’s, registration or donations visit komensuncoast.org
About Susan G. Komen® Florida Suncoast-
The local Florida Suncoast Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure began in 1999 in Pinellas County and has expanded to a six-county area. The Florida Suncoast Affiliate’s service area is: Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties.
To date, the Affiliate has raised over $14 million through various fundraising events such as the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Up to 75% of funds raised are returned to the community through grants to non-profit organizations that are fighting to change the impact of breast cancer upon the women and families of the Florida Suncoast community, and 25% goes to the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure Research and Awards program. The Florida Suncoast Affiliate awards grants in the local community for non-duplicative breast health services to non-profit organizations to support a variety of programs providing breast health education, clinical breast exams, screening mammography, and diagnostic evaluations for the underserved.