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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure


Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Race for the Cure

(courtesy of the Susan G. Komen Foundation)
The "Race for the Cure," begun in Cleveland in 1994, is a fund-raiser for the Susan G. Komen foundation that raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research. The event is a combination of a one-mile untimed walk and a 5K run through downtown Cleveland. The 2013 date is September 21. The race now begins at the Wolstein Center on the Cleveland State University campus.

What is the "Race for the Cure?":

The "Race for the Cure" is an annual walk and run that raises money for breast cancer research. The majority (75%) of the funds raised by the event stay right here in Northeast Ohio. The 2012 race is sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Foundation in conjunction with University Hospitals Ireland Cancer Center.


You don't have to be extremely athletic to participate in the "Race for the Cure." The goal is community and fund-raising, not breaking speed records. There are two events -- an untimed one-mile walk and a 5k run. Both begin at the Wolstein Center on the CSU campus. Participants are asked for a minimum $25 donation and soliciting sponsors is encouraged. To print a registration form, click here.


Hundreds of volunteers are needed to make that "Race for the Cure" a success. To sign up as a volunteer, complete this online registration form.

Contact Information:

Susan G. Komen Foundation
Northeast Ohio Affiliate
10819 Magnolia Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106
216 791-2873

(updated 3-27-13)

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