Get involved with Susan G. Komen® all year long!
The Pink Promise Brunch | May 10, 2014
Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City would like to invite you to be a champion of women's health and show your support for breast cancer survivors in our community, by joining us for the 2014 Pink Promise Brunch on Saturday, May 10th at the Overland Park Convention Center. The Mother’s Day Weekend event will feature "retail therapy" shopping as well as an inspirational program related to breast health. Your attendance helps to provide critical funding for breast cancer education, screening, treatment, and research throughout the Greater Kansas City area and the 17 counties we serve. Please note this event is open to the entire community: breast cancer survivors, co-survivors, and anyone who is passionate about ending breast cancer forever.
Click here to go to PinkPromiseKC.org!
The Race for the Cure | August 10, 2014
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series, the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world (as well in Kansas City), raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. Since its inception in 1983, the Komen Race for the Cure series has grown from one local Race with 800 participants to a global series of more than 140 Races with more than 1 million people expected to participate in 2014.
The Komen Race for the Cure is a unique event, designed and implemented to promote positive awareness, education and early detection of breast cancer. It has proved to be an enormously effective way to reach many women and men with the message that breast cancer is not necessarily fatal if mammography and breast self-exam become routine. As well as being a road race for runners, the Komen Race for the Cure is an emotionally charged event that attracts many first timers and recreational runners. The Komen Race for the Cure is an opportunity for thousands of women, men and their families, running or walking, to spread the breast cancer message within their communities.
Up to 75% of the funds raised at the Race remain here in the Greater Kansas City service area to provide breast health research, diagnostics, screening, treatment, services and education for uninsured or underinsured women. The remaining 25% goes to fund national research to discover the causes of breast cancer and, ultimately, its cures. Last year, Komen Kansas City provided nearly $1.0 million in grants bringing their 20-year tally to nearly $10.0 million. Click here for a list of the current grantees.
Click here to go to The Komen Kansas City Race for the Cure!