Detroiters have shown time and again their generosity and support for others is heartfelt and unwavering.
At a period when most headlines across the nation and world paint a somewhat bleak picture of Detroit and its future, nowhere do we feel a more determined spirit to rise above these challenges than right here in the Motor City.
Just ask any of the 30,000 plus participants and the more than 100 local sponsors and underwriters who will take part in the 2009 Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure, on Saturday, May 30, at Comerica Park, in Detroit.
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has been the local presenting sponsor of the Komen Detroit Race for the Cure for the past 17 years. Together, our community has rallied the support of family, friends, neighbors and coworkers to raise nearly $2.3 million in 2008 alone in the fight against breast cancer. As a result, a record $1.58 million funded breast health education, breast cancer screening and treatment programs in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, allowing the uninsured and underinsured to receive the needed services they might not otherwise get.
Additionally, $676,000 was contributed to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Program, with much of this funding benefiting Michigan Scientists. Thanks to Race funds, Komen Detroit provides year-round resources toWayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.
Since 1992, the Detroit Race has raised a total of $15.4 million in the fight against breast cancer.
Detroiters are stepping up to the challenge to help end breast cancer. This year more than ever, we need everyone's support.
WHAT: 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk Locally presented by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
WHEN: Saturday, May 30, 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Comerica Park
WHY: To help save lives and end breast cancer forever.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
There is something for participants of all ages at the Race. Ten thousand pink ribbons will decorate the Race route along Woodward; 20 bands and entertainment groups will perform for the walkers and runners; a variety of sponsors will have giveaways and offer exciting interactive activities for participants.
Children's Activities Area 10,000 Pink Ribbons 20 bands/entertainment groups Pink Carpet - Runway for Survivors Ford's Warriors in Pink Drummers Ford's Warriors in Pink interactive Trailer and Pace Car Survivor Cafe Survivor Trolley Numerous sponsors, giveaways, items to buy Shop for a Cure Awards Ceremony Many
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Register: Online registration continues through 5 p.m., May 28.
Be a Sponsor: Sponsorships range from $1,000 and up and are still welcomed.
Volunteer: There is still a need for volunteers to help with Race duties.
Make a Donation: Perhaps you can't join us in person on May 30 but you want to help. Donations of all amounts are appreciated.