Race for the Cure in West Palm Beach

Race for the Cure in West Palm Beach

Race for the Cure in West Palm Beach

Breast cancer is a serious health risk across the world. In the United States, organizations devote their efforts to eradicate breast cancer, or lessen the burden of those who have breast cancer. In the United States, about 12% of women have breast cancer. Apart from skin cancer, breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in women. Death rates for breast cancer among women are higher than other types of cancer, not including lung cancer. To put the problem in perspective, as of 2017, there are around 3.1 million women have had a history of breast cancer. Not much more needs to be said to highlight the urgency and importance of breast cancer research and treatment.[1] To respond to these needs, organizations like Susan G. Komen host fundraising events to meet the financial costs of such an endeavor. One event is The Race for the Cure.

The Race for the Cure is a national event held at many different locations country-wide on various dates. Its purpose to raise funds for breast cancer-related initiatives, like treatment, medical research, education, and health-screening services. It is the largest and most well-funded breast cancer organization in the United States. On January 27, 2018, the Race for the Cure will be held in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The event happens through an organization called Susan G. Komen that is devoted to breast cancer treatment and research. Since the beginning of the foundation in 1982, the Susan G. Komen organization has donated over $1 billion. The organization was founded Susan G. Komen sister, Nancy Goodman Brinker, after the former passed away due to breast cancer. Nancy Goodman Brinker thought that her sister’s outcome might have been different had her she had the appropriate services and resources in place. The organization strives to provide these services and resources to women suffering from breast cancer. The organization is attempting to reduce the amount of breast cancer deaths by 50% within the next ten years. In order to do that, fundraising is a crucial element to the organization.

The Race for the Cure usually consists of 5 kilometer runs or long walks that promote fitness. If you are interested in registering for the race and donating, click here.

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[1] Source: http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/understand_bc/statistics

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