Race for the Cure Entry Fee Increases June 9th

Race for the Cure

Still need to sign up for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure? Register by June 9th to beat the price increase!

Join tens of thousands of breast cancer survivors and supporters on Saturday, June 23rd, at the 14th annual Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure, locally presented by Wells Fargo Advisors. Go to komenstlouis.org today to register for the Race. Help make an impact and move the local fight against breast cancer closer to the finish line!

2012 Race Information

  • The St. Louis Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is proud to organize the14th annual Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure®, locally presented by Wells Fargo Advisors. The 2012 Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure will take place on Saturday, June 23, in downtown St. Louis. 
  • The Race will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the wheelchair start, followed by the start for the 5K timed runners at 8:35 a.m. The 5K untimed runners start at 8:40 a.m., and the 1-Mile Fun Walk starts at 9 a.m. The awards ceremony begins at 9:45 a.m. on the main stage.
  • Wells Fargo Advisors, whose headquarters are located in St. Louis, returns for the fifth consecutive year as local presenting sponsor of the Komen St. Louis Race.
  • St. Louis Rams Quarterback Sam Bradford is honorary chair of the 2012 Race.
  • The timed run, sponsored by FLEET FEET Sports, is a great opportunity for serious runners to make an impact in the fight against breast cancer while pursuing personal running and fitness goals. 
  • Register for the Race online at komenstlouis.org.

Local Dollars, Local Impact

Seventy-five percent of the net money raised by the Komen St. Louis Affiliate stays in the St. Louis area to fund life-saving breast health screening, treatment, education and support programs to those who might not otherwise have access. The remaining 25 percent funds vital breast cancer research on the national level, including research being done in St. Louis.

Fundraising for the Cure

By registering for the Race, participants are automatically enrolled in the Fundraising for the Cure program, which allows individuals to raise money that will directly impact the St. Louis community. The easy online site provides each participant his/her own fundraising web page that can be personalized. Friends, family and supporters can go to the participant’s page to make donations in support of his/her efforts to find the cures for breast cancer.

Each Race participant is challenged to raise $100 by simply asking ten friends to donate $10. If all St. Louis Race participants met this Power of Ten challenge, they would raise more than $6 million to fund live-saving breast health programs and vital breast cancer research.

A Tribute to Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast cancer survivors are the inspiration behind the Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure. Registered breast cancer survivors will receive a pink T-shirt and complimentary cap provided by Zeta Tau Alpha and Bank of America, sponsors of the Breast Cancer Survivor Recognition Program. In addition, breast cancer survivors can meet on Race day at the Schnucks Survivor Pavilion and enjoy complimentary breakfast items.

Breast Cancer Facts

  • One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • The most significant risk factors for breast cancer are being female and getting older.
  • With respect to age, race, religion and socioeconomic status, breast cancer knows no boundaries.
  • Breast cancer affects more than just the person diagnosed. Co-survivors (family, friends, co-workers) feel the effects too.
  • When breast cancer is detected early the five-year survival rate is 98%, but if diagnosed at a later stage, it drops to 23%.
  • There are more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors alive in the U.S. today.

Visit www.komenstlouis.org. Call 314.569.3900. Like KomenStLouis on Facebook. Follow @KomenSTL on Twitter.

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