Mark your calendars for the
21st Annual Susan G. Komen
Greater Kansas City Race for the Cure®
Sunday, August 10, 2014!
Union Station Kansas City
Registration opens April 1, 2014!
Race Day Schedule:
6:00 AM Race Day Registration/Partner Expo Opens
7:30 AM 5K Competitive Run Start (On Grand Blvd)
7:45 AM 5K Non-Competitive Start (On Grand Blvd)
8:00 AM 1-Mile Start (On Main Street)
9:15 AM Survivor Recognition and Awards Ceremony (Meet in Survivor Pavilion)
9:30 AM Survivor Parade and Photo
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series, the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, 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.
Why we need your support?
Every step counts! Your donation provides women and men at the Komen Greater Kansas City Affiliate with life saving services. You help make the following programs possible:
- Free mammograms and diagnostics for qualified uninsured and underinsured women
- Support services including support groups, assistance with finding financial resources, prescription refills and transportation to medical appointments
- Education about the warning signs of breast cancer, methods of early detection and the latest treatment options
- Cutting edge research to find a cure for breast cancer