ST. PETERSBURG, FL- The Susan G. Komen Florida Suncoast 19th Annual Race for the Cure will be held Saturday night, February 17th, 2018 at Vinoy Park in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg.
We believe that no one should die of breast cancer because he or she lacks access to care and treatment services. The Race is our single biggest fundraiser each year that helps Komen Florida Suncoast bridge the gap between 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. 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, and New Balance. This year’s Presenting Sponsor is Lilly Oncology. Local area sponsors include Crunch Fitness, Fit2Run, DJ Jake Dela Cruz, Publix, Rooms To Go, Tampa Bay Times, Tower Radiology and Beasley Media. Our VIPink Team Tailgate sponsors include Yard of Ale St. Pete, MacDinton’s St. Pete, Caddy’s on Central, Caddy’s on the Beach and 260 First.
For more information on Race for the Cure, FAQ’s, registration or donations visit http://suncoast.info-komen.org/RACE
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 in 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.