Best known as San Diego’s largest 5K, more than 9,000 participants came together to take action against breast cancer for an inspirational and moving morning in Balboa Park
San Diego CA— Susan G. Komen® San Diego (Komen San Diego) raised more than $800,000 (and counting) at its 22nd annual Race for the Cure®. The one-of-a-kind event took place on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 in Balboa Park. Thousands of participants united to take action against breast cancer by celebrating survivors and thrivers, honoring those who have lost their battle with the disease and raising critical funds to support San Diego’s breast cancer patients and their families. Funds raised at the Race for the Cure help Komen San Diego provide free mammograms, biopsies, ultrasounds, care coordination, education and financial assistance for breast cancer patients’ most critical needs during treatment. Fundraising for the Race for the Cure is open through Sunday, Nov. 11 at KomenSanDiego.org/walk.
Highlights from the day included
- In San Diego, six women a day are diagnosed with breast cancer and unfortunately one woman a day passes away from this disease. However, we know early detection and effective treatment provide the best chance of survival from breast cancer. And that’s what Susan G. Komen San Diego’s work is all about. No longer will we ask, “When will I find the time?” When is Now.
- More than 9,000 Race Day participants coming together in powerful show of strength against breast cancer.
- Over 400 volunteers who helped make the day possible.
- Over 200 dogs decked out in pink as part of “Pups for the Cure.”