Join the Local Fight Against Breast Cancer at the 2016 Susan G. Komen Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure® on October 9
Funds Raised Through the Komen Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure Benefit Local Breast Health Programs and Global Breast Cancer Research
COLUMBIA – September 7, 2016 – Give strength to the local fight against breast cancer by participating in or donating to the 7th Annual Susan G. Komen Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure®. The fundraiser takes place Sunday morning, Oct. 9, in Flat Branch Park in historic downtown Columbia. Register online at www.komenmissouri.org/MidMoRace.
The Komen Mid-Missouri Race raises funds for the local fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivors and honors those who have lost their lives to the disease.
The funds raised at the Komen Mid-Missouri 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.
The Race includes a 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun walk. For more serious runners or those pursuing personal fitness goals, the timed run offers electronic timing and a separate starting corral. Participants can form or join teams in honor or memory of a loved one to make an even greater impact. Those who cannot attend in person may choose the Sleep In for the Cure option.
The Komen Mid-Missouri Race 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 Komen Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure.
Support from Komen Mid-Missouri Race sponsors helps ensure more money can go directly to the fight against breast cancer. The 2016 platinum sponsors are KRCG TV 13 and Cumulus Radio. Gold sponsors are the Missourian and The Networks of Mid-Missouri. The Columbia Daily Tribune is a Bronze sponsor. Pewter sponsors include Boone Hospital Center, Gerbes, Inside Columbia, Joe Machens Dealerships, and Missouri Cancer Associates. The Workout Sponsor is Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.
Registration for the 2016 Komen Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure is open at www.komenmissouri.org/MidMoRace. 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 by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. 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.