Susan G. Komen D.C. Race for the Cure® Set for May 7

5K RUN/Walk Will Raise Critical Funds to Support Local Breast
Cancer Programs

–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Susan G. Komen:

WHEN:

 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

7:30 am: Opening ceremony

8:00 am: Runner start

 

8:15 am: Walker start
 

WHERE:

National Mall (15th Street NW, near Constitution Avenue NW). Detailed
event map
.

 

WHY:

Washington, D.C. has the highest death rate from breast cancer in
the U.S. Women in D.C. are diagnosed with breast cancer at a rate
20 percent higher than the national average and are dying from the
disease at a rate 40 percent higher. Susan G. Komen wants to
change these dire statistics by funding programs that ensure
everyone has the access and resources to battle breast cancer
regardless of their economic circumstances.

 

PEOPLE:

Braxton Family Value’s reality star Traci Braxton, who lost her
grandmother to breast cancer, will entertain and participate in
the race as captain of the Crowns and Cleats Team.

 
Elite runner and Olympic hopeful Sarah Brown of Northern Virginia,
will lead a Race warm-up for participants before the start of the
race. Brown, who was recently profiled in People Magazine,
has witnessed her mother’s battle with breast cancer.
 

MEDIA INFO:

Media check-in located at tent #17 behind the Main Stage.

 

ABOUT:

Since its inception in 1990, funds raised from the Susan G. Komen
Washington, D.C. Race for the Cure and other events have provided
more than $36 million for over 300 community grants to support
local programs in the National Capital Region. These grants are
dedicated to reaching low-income, minority and uninsured women in
areas where breast cancer rates are highest. Additionally, more
than $44 million has been invested in over 152 grants to breast
cancer researchers at institutions in the National Capital Region.


Contacts

for Susan G. Komen
Erin Pierce, 202-729-4244
erin.pierce@ogilvy.com