Join WISH 99.7 for the 22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure at Schenley Park in Oakland on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11.
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series, the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. You can run the 5K competitive course, walk or run the 5K non-competitive route or walk the 1 mile fun walk with a team or as an individual. All registration fees include the official Komen Race for the Cure T-shirt and Race bib.
The work of Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh is local, providing breast health services to the women and men in our designated 34-county area of Pennsylvania that stretches from Erie to Juniata to Perry counties. The Pittsburgh Affiliate services our communities in three ways — through education, screening and treatment.
REGISTER HERE to run or walk for the fight against breast cancer.
Make an impact when you join the Race Pledge Program. Pledges you collect from friends, family and co-workers help Komen fund breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs in our area.
Pink-tacular Flower Garden - Back by popular demand!
Help us create a sea of pink on Race day. For your donation you will receive a beautiful Azalea houseplant in honor of a breast cancer survivors, to pay tribute to a co-survivor or remember a loved one. Plant order includes a custom-made card with your loved one’s name, your name, and a short message. Plants must be collected at the display area at the end of the Race. Donation per plant is $25.00. Click here for details and order today.
Susan G. Komen® created the I AM THE CURE.® program to boost the educational outreach of the Komen Race for the Cure® Series by motivating Race participants to take an active role in their own breast health. I AM THE CURE.® is a rallying cry that is emotional, memorable and motivational. It speaks to the importance of early detection, and provides simple, action-oriented messages that Race participants can put into action.
On Race Day, you can visit our interactive I AM THE CURE.® booth to learn more about breast self-awareness. You can spin the wheel for prizes and ‘take-home’ educational information. You’ll also see our Rovers in the bright pink and green I AM THE CURE.® shirts; they’ll be sharing the message of early detection and will reward you for your participation.
Four key messages for Race participants
• See your doctor, learn your risk! I AM THE CURE.®
• Get mammograms and breast exams! I AM THE CURE.®
• Notice changes to your breasts! I AM THE CURE.®
• Start the fight by living right! I AM THE CURE.®
• Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women worldwide.
• Pennsylvania has the 12th highest breast cancer mortality in the country.
• In the U.S., one woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every two minutes – and one woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes.
• 232,3400 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed in women in the United States in 2013.
• Men also develop breast cancer. In 2013, approximately 2,240 men were diagnosed (up from 2012), and 410 men died as a result of breast cancer.
Four Steps to Better Breast Health
• Know your risk. Learn your family history, and talk to your health care provider about your personal risk.
• Get a clinical breast exam at least every three years, beginning at age 20. Beginning at age 40, get annual clinical breast exams and mammograms. If you are at high risk, ask your physician which screening tests are right for you.
• Know what is normal for and report any breast changes to your health care provider.
• Make healthy lifestyle choices such as, maintaining a healthy weight; exercising; breast-feeding, if possible; limiting alcohol consumption; and limiting postmenopausal hormone use.