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Race for the Cure
Mark your calendars for the annual Race for the Cure®
Susan G. Komen Nebraska Race for the Cure®
October 5, 2014
CenturyLink Center, Omaha, NE
Susan G. Komen Central Nebraska Race for the Cure®
October 11, 2014
University of Kearney, Kearney, NE
About Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure:
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series, the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. The Komen Race for the Cure is a unique event, designed and implemented to promote positive awareness, education and early detection of breast cancer. It has proved to be an enormously effective way to reach many women and men with the message that breast cancer is not necessarily fatal if mammography and breast self-exam become routine. As well as being a road race for runners, the Komen Race for the Cure is an emotionally charged event that attracts many first timers and recreational runners. The Komen Race for the Cure is an opportunity for thousands of women, men and their families, running or walking, to spread the breast cancer message within their communities.
Up to 75 percent of the funds raised at the Races remain here in the Komen Nebraska Affiliate to provide breast health research, diagnostics, screening, treatment, services and education for uninsured or underinsured women. The remaining 25 percent goes to fund national research to discover the causes of breast cancer and, ultimately, its cures.
Why we need your support:
Every step counts! Your donation provides women and men in the Komen Nebraska Affiliate with services that have literally saved lives. You help make the following programs possible:
- Free mammograms and diagnostics
- Medical treatment for qualified breast cancer patients who cannot afford care, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation
- Support services including support groups, assistance with finding financial resources, prescription refills and transportation to medical appointments
- Education about the warning signs of breast cancer, methods of early detection and the latest treatment options
- Cutting edge research to find a cure for breast cancer
Download a Survivor Photo
If you would like to download a survivor photo form last years’ Komen Nebraska Race for the Cure®, you may do so by clicking here, or by clicking on the corresponding image below. The download link will provide a file suitable for printing. You may save the file to your hard drive or a portable storage device (such as a USB flash drive) for sharing or for printing.