Registration open for 16th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

By Ana Marquez….

Two survivors are pictured during a past Susan G Komen Race for the Cure

Registration is open for the 16th Annual Miami/Fort Lauderdale Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd. in downtown Miami.

Race participants may register as individuals or form teams and start collecting pledges for the power of 10 challenge. Organizers are expecting more than 20,000 participants and 1,500 breast cancer survivors to participate in this year’s Race for the Cure. Activities include a survivor procession and ceremony, 5K run and walk, one mile fun run and tot run to benefit the fight against breast cancer.

Registration currently is available online at www.komenmiaftl.org.

The schedule for Saturday, Oct. 15: 6 a.m., Race Day Registration; 7:30 a.m., Survivor Procession; 7:45 a.m., Survivor Ceremony; 8:30 a.m., Race Begins (5K Co-ed Run and Walk); 8:50 a.m., One Mile Fun Run, and 9:45 a.m., Tot Run, ages 2-7.

What started as one promise between two sisters is now the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. Susan G. Komen for the Cure Miami/Fort Lauderdale is part of this national network dedicated to saving lives and ending breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality of care for all, and energizing science to find the cures.

Since its inception in 1996, the Miami/Fort Lauderdale Affiliate has raised some $12 million to help fund breast cancer screening, education, and treatment initiatives throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe counties.


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