Impact the Breast Cancer Movement in Dallas/Fort Worth This October and Beyond Local events such as the Susan G. Komen Dallas/Fort Worth 3-Day for the Cure® help raise awareness of breast cancer throughout the year
DALLAS/FORT WORTH – October is The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month—four weeks dedicated to honoring breast cancer survivors and raising awareness of early detection. Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is bringing the wave of pink to town in November when the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure®, presented by Energizer, comes through November 5-7. The 2009 Komen Dallas/Fort Worth 3-Day for the Cure raised more than $7.9 million.
Since its inception in 2003, the 3-Day for the Cure has raised more than $500 million for global breast cancer research and local community programs supporting education, screening and treatment. To make your own impact on the breast cancer movement—in October or anytime—get involved.
Komen 3-Day for the Cure. The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure—a three-day, 60 mile walk—returns to Dallas/Fort Worth November 5-7. For more information or to register, visit The3Day.org or call 800-996-3DAY.
Komen Race for the Cure. A fun event for the entire family is the Dallas/Fort Worth Race for the Cure, a 5K run and fitness walk taking place June 12, 2011. To participate in the Komen North Texas Race for the Cure, visit www.komennorthtexas.org or call 972-378-4808.“Promise Me.” Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Brinker’s newly released book, “Promise Me: How a Sister’s Love Launched the Global Movement to End Breast Cancer”, is a memoir chronicling sisterhood and the founding of Komen for the Cure. The book, a bestseller, is a great personal read, gift for a loved one or book club selection. To purchase the book, visit komen.org.
About Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure®The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure® is a 60-mile walk for women and men who want to make a personal difference in the fight to end breast cancer. Komen 3-Day for the Cure participants raise a minimum of $2,300 and walk an average of 20 miles a day for three consecutive days, educating tens of thousands of people about breast health with every step. Funds raised impact breast cancer research and community-based breast health and education programs. Please visit The3Day.org or call 800-996-3DAY for more information. Susan G. Komen for the Cure® would like to thank presenting sponsor Energizer® for its support of our promise to end breast cancer forever and its continued sponsorship of the 2010 Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure Series. More information about Energizer is available at energizer.com and facebook.com/energizerbunny. Thanks also go to national series sponsors AT&T, Bank of America and New Balance.
The 2010 Komen 3-Day for the Cure Series includes events in Boston (July 23-25), Cleveland (July 30 – August 1), Chicago (August 6-8), Michigan (August 13-15), Twin Cities (August 20-22), Denver (August 27-29), Seattle (September 24-26), San Francisco Bay Area (October 1-3), Washington, D.C. (October 8-10), Philadelphia (October 15-17), Atlanta (October 22-24), Tampa Bay (October 29-31), Dallas/Fort Worth (November 5-7), Arizona (November 12-14), San Diego (November 19-21).
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, we have invested more than $1.5 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.