The Susan G. Komen for the Cure was founded by Nancy G. Brinker in 1982 to spread the breast cancer awareness in the world. Today, the group is the largest in the world to support breast cancer movement. Special races are held worldwide to raise funds and support the patients. You can participate in the races or donate the non-profit organization to support their cause.
Initially, only women were allowed to participate in the races. Later, men, children, families, and organisations joined the races. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure conducts special races which include:
- Race for the Cure
- Rally for the Cure
- Bowl for the Cure
- Cook for the Cure
- 3 Day Walk for the Cure
- Ride for the Cure
You can see thousands of people participating in the races. Some of them are fighting breast cancer, some have lost families due to the disease, some are honoring their acquaintances, while some are just having fun in the sun by walking. A festive environment can be found at the races with dances, freebies, DJ’s, live music shows, and performances before and after the races.
The entry for the race costs from $25 and you can contribute more by additional donations. Participating in the race is a special excitement for the people as it gives a sense of satisfaction to having done something for the cause. The winners get a prize of course. But, everybody is a winner for having getting outside and participating in the race.
Numerous information centers are set up during the race so that people can get to know about the check ups and tests to be done. Information is given on what to do and whom to approach in case of any symptoms of breast cancer. Contact the Quad city Affiliates if you want to participate in the race. There may be no cure as of now for the disease but the fighting spirit prevails.