Join the Local Fight Against Breast Cancer at the 18th Susan G. Komen Greater St. Louis Race for the Cure® on June 11
Funds Raised Through the Komen Greater St. Louis Race Benefit Local Breast Health Programs and Global Breast Cancer Research
ST. LOUIS – May 11, 2016 – Give strength to the local fight against breast cancer by participating in or donating to the 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Greater St. Louis Race for the Cure®. The fundraiser takes place on Saturday morning, June 11, in downtown St. Louis. Register online at www.komenmissouri.org/STLRace.
The Komen Greater St. Louis Race for the Cure is Komen Missouri’s signature fundraising event. The Komen Greater St. Louis Race raises funds for the local fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivors and thrivers and honors those who have lost their lives to the disease.
Each registered participant’s 2016 Komen Greater St. Louis Race Bib will serve as the participant’s admission to the Race course and Sponsors’ Row on June 11.
St. Louis Cardinals Second Baseman Kolten Wong and his wife Alissa are Honorary Co-Chairs of the 2016 Komen Greater St. Louis Race. Alissa Wong’s aunt and grandmother are breast cancer survivors.
“Kolten and I are extremely honored to be this year’s Honorary Co-Chairs,” said Alissa Wong. “The opportunity to give back to the community of St. Louis and those who are battling breast cancer is extremely humbling. Our hope is that this year’s Race gives those who are battling breast cancer or celebrating life as a breast cancer survivor the comfort in knowing that the St. Louis Cardinals as well as the St. Louis community are cheering for them along the way.”
The Komen Greater St. Louis Race for the Cure supports Komen Missouri’s year-round mission of saving lives and ending breast cancer forever. The support of the community is vital to the continued local impact of the Race.
Since 1999, Komen Missouri has invested more $40 million, raised through year-round events such as the annual Komen Greater St. Louis Race, in lifesaving, local breast health programs and global breast cancer research.
The funds raised at the Komen Greater St. Louis Race will directly impact the breast health needs of local women, men and families. Seventy-five percent of the net funds raised by Komen Missouri stays in the local community to fund lifesaving breast cancer screening, breast health education and patient support programs. The remaining 25 percent funds cutting-edge, global breast cancer research.
Support from Komen Greater St. Louis Race sponsors helps ensure more money can go directly to the fight against breast cancer. The 2016 platinum sponsors are KSDK NewsChannel 5 and Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. Gold sponsors include Edward Jones; Schnuck Markets, Inc.; and Wehrenberg Theatres. Silver sponsors for 2016 include Anheuser-Busch; Breast HealthCare Center at Missouri Baptist Medical Center; McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.; Mercy; St. Clair Square and West County Center.
Registration for the 2015 Komen Greater St. Louis Race for the Cure is open at www.komenmissouri.org/STLRace. All Race registration fees, fundraising dollars and donations help give strength to the fight against breast cancer.
About Susan G. Komen® Missouri
Susan G. Komen Missouri is an independent, local nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting breast cancer year-round. Komen Missouri’s mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. Komen Missouri is dedicated to meeting the breast health needs of the women, men and families in its 38-county Missouri/Illinois service area. Seventy-five percent of the organization’s net proceeds stays in the local community to fund breast cancer screening, breast health education and patient navigation and support services. The remaining 25 percent of net proceeds funds global, cutting-edge breast cancer research. Visit www.komenmissouri.org. Call 314.569.3900 (Greater St. Louis office) or 573.445.1905 (Mid-Missouri office). Connect with Komen Missouri on Facebook and Twitter.