Wilmington, NC- Susan G. Komen for the Cure North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate® of is excited to announce registration has opened for the Inaugural Wilmington Race for the Cure in 2013. The race will be held in Wilmington’s historic downtown district on March 2nd, 2013. The family event raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research and local breast cancer programs.
The Wilmington Race for the Cure accompanies the addition of nine new counties in south eastern North Carolina to the Affiliate service area that had previously covered 20 counties. The Komen Triangle Race for the Cure celebrated its 16th year in June of 2012, having drawn as many as 23,000 participants in the past.
“The Race for the Cure presents us with an opportunity to celebrate and honor the lives affected by this disease, while also impacting local residents by raising funds to support education, screening and treatment programs in our community,” said Affiliate Executive Director, Pam Kohl. “This event is the perfect platform to empower and engage our new counties to join the local fight against breast cancer.”
Events at the Wilmington Race for the Cure include a 5K Race, 5K Walks, a Kids’ Zone and a Survivor Breakfast. Registration will open in January.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women in the United States. There will be an estimated 6,000 new cases in North Carolina in 2012. Of these new diagnoses, it is expected to claim 1,000 lives. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure Triangle to the Coast Affiliate, breast health or breast cancer, visit komenntc.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever, and in 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate serves 29 counties in central and eastern North Carolina; holding two annual Race for the Cure events in Raleigh and Wilmington. Seventy-five percent of the net proceeds generated by the Affiliate stay in the service area. In 2012, $1.1 million was distributed to 19 service agencies to provide a continuum of breast health services to underinsured and uninsured women in our service area. The remaining twenty-five percent funds national breast cancer research; the Affiliate contributed $400,000 in 2012. That same year, $2.4 was returned to the area in the form of research grants at Duke and the University of North Carolina. For more information, call 919-493-2873 or visit www.komennctc.org.