On January 27, 2018, Komen Houston will unite thousands of supporters, advocates and breast cancer survivors in Downtown Houston to run, walk and be “More Than Pink” at the 27th annual Susan G. Komen Houston Race for the Cure®. Susan G. Komen Houston is raising necessary funds to reach its bold goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026.
While there is a 38 percent decrease in breast cancer mortality since 1989, in 2017, over 40,000 women in the U.S. will die from breast cancer. The 2018 Race for the Cure® is themed “More than Pink,” as Komen Houston encourages supporters to take the extra step to create a team and start fundraising. Local fundraising will help Komen Houston work towards the bold goal of cutting breast cancer deaths in half as 75 cents of every dollar raised goes into the Houston community to fund the screening, treatment and support of local breast cancer patients. The remaining 25 cents is given to fund cutting-edge research where it exists, both in Houston’s state-of-the-art Medical Center and in other centers across the country.
To date, Komen Houston has invested over $50 million to more than 65 local organizations to provide services throughout Houston to underinsured and uninsured men and women who receive life-saving breast cancer screenings, treatment, transportation, and other necessary supportive services. In 2017, Komen Houston is proud to call Baylor College of Medicine, D’Feet Breast Cancer, Inc., Spring Branch Community Health, Sisters Network Inc., Houston Methodist Hospital Foundation, The Rose, The University of Texas Medical Branch, and more, its 2017 grantees.
Runners and walkers, alike, can sign up to participate in the Komen Houston Race for the Cure® by forming a new team, joining an existing team or by registering on their own. The 2018 Komen Houston Race for the Cure® route is a USATF 5K course with running and walking events, including a 5K timed competitive run, 5K timed non-competitive run and a 5K walk and family walk.