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30jan9:00 am30th Anniversary Komen South Florida Race for the Cure

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Event Details

West Palm Beach, Fla.– Demonstrating its commitment to never give up in the fight against breast cancer, Susan G. Komen is going virtual for its 30th Anniversary Komen South Florida Race for the Cure on Saturday, January 30, 2021. Komen made the decision to transform the live event to an engaging online and personal experience in homes and neighborhoods across South Florida to protect the health and safety of participants in the COVID-19 era. This provides a unique and exciting opportunity for family and friends from all over the country to form teams and support their loved ones for this important annual event in our community.

Event chair Sabine Millien-Felix and co-chair Lori Ackerman are planning a Facebook live opening  ceremony on race day recognizing the 2021 Warriors in Pink and bringing together breast cancer advocates, event partners, survivors, thrivers and their loved ones for a morning of inspiration and meaningful remembrance. Immediately following the virtual opening ceremony participants will take to their sidewalks, parks or treadmills for a safely distanced walk or run in their own communities to raise funds for the organization. Funds raised will support Komen’s work in research, care, community, and action, vital focus areas to find a cure, provide comfort and support those living with breast cancer, and advocate for access to care for all. 

“Our thirtieth anniversary is coinciding with a time when we need local support for our community more than ever,” said Sean Gross, Executive Director Florida,Susan G. Komen.  “Even though our event is virtual, we are united in raising funds to provide vital financial assistance through our Treatment Assistance Program to pay for expenses associated with going through breast cancer treatment, including medications, psychosocial support, child/elder care, food and transportation—the things so many are going without as a result of the pandemic.”

Event chair and breast cancer survivor Millien-Felix added: “The Race for the Cure raises funds for our local community and to support Susan G. Komen’s unmatched reach, leadership and comprehensive approach to fighting this disease. Our thirtieth anniversary is the time to come together safely, but with purpose to never let up in our fight for a cure even when there are challenges.  All breast cancer survivors know that challenges only make us stronger!”

If You Participate:

What: 30th Anniversary Susan G. Komen Virtual South Florida Race for the Cure

When: Saturday, January 30, 2021, 9:00 a.m.

Where: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2617129385270988

Registration:  www.komenflorida.org/race

Sponsorships: National Presenting Sponsor for the Race for the Cure is Bank of America and National Series Sponsor is Walgreens. As of the date of this press release local sponsors include University of Miami Health System, Good Samaritan Breast Institute, WPTV, Hubbard Media, Comcast and South Florida Ford Dealers. For information about supporting Susan G. Komen’s South Florida Race for the Cure, please contact Denise Mariani, Development Director Florida, dmariani@komen.org or (561) 805-3780. 

Time

(Saturday) 9:00 am

Location

Virtual Event

Organizer

Susan G. Komen South Florida561-514-3020 1309 N. Flagler Drive, 5th Floor West Palm Beach, Fl. 33401

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