Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which is now the world’s largest breast cancer organization and the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer with more than $1.5 billion invested to date.
Since 1997, the Tulsa Affiliate has raised over $4 million. With the support of our signature fundraiser, the Komen Tulsa Race for the Cure®, we awarded over $625,000 last year towards the fight against breast cancer by funding grassroots breast health and breast cancer programs as well as national research. Up to 75 percent of the net proceeds raised by the Affiliate are dedicated to fighting breast cancer in our community. Grants are awarded each year to organizations which provide breast health awareness and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for women in Tulsa County. In 2010, grants were awarded to Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League, Tulsa Project Woman, Indian Health Care Resource Center and Young Survival Coalition. A minimum of 25 percent of net proceeds raised by the Affiliate fund national breast cancer research through the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Program.
The 14th annual Komen Tulsa Race for the Cure will take place at CityPlex Towers adjacent to the beautiful campus of Oral Roberts University on Saturday, September 25, 2010. Over 13,000 participants are expected at this year’s event featuring a Timed and Untimed 5k Run/Walk (untimed), special survivor activities and fun the whole family. Register today for the 2010 Komen Tulsa Race for the Cure!
For those of you who are not in the Tulsa area here a few additional races coming up in your communities within the month of September.
Amarillo, TX Saturday 9.25.10
Bangor, ME Sunday 9.19.10
Bossier City, LA Saturday 9.18.10
Boston, MA Saturday 9.25.10
Chattanooga, TN Sunday 9.26.10
Chicago, IL Saturday 9.25.10
Cincinnati, OH Saturday 9.25.10
Cleveland, OH Saturday 9.11.10
Colorado Springs, CO Sunday 9.12.10
Columbia, MO Sunday 9.19.10
Cookeville, TN Sunday 9.26.10
Evansville, IN Saturday 9.25.10
Grandville, MI Saturday 9.25.10
Greenville, SC Saturday 9.25.10
Lombard, IL Sunday 9.26.10
Milwaukee, WI Sunday 9.26.10
Monroe, LA Saturday 9.25.10
New York, NY Sunday 9.12.10
Newport Beach, CA Sunday 9.26.10
Portland, ME Sunday 9.12.10
Portland, OR Sunday 9.19.10
San Francisco, CA Sunday 9.26.10
Scranton, PA Saturday 9.11.10
Toledo, OH Sunday 9.26.10
Vermillion, SD Sunday 9.26.10
Wichita, KS Saturday 9.25.10
Go fundraise and run some races!!!