Join WISH 99.7 for the 21st Annual Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure at Schenley Park in Oakland on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12th.
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 the Pittsburgh Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is local, providing breast health services to the women and men in our designated 30-county area of Pennsylvania that stretches from Erie to Juniata to Greene 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 - NEW Flower Selection
Help us create a sea of pink on Race day. for your donation you will receive either a beautiful hardy pink Peony plant or a pink Begonia houseplant in honor of a breast cancer survivors, to pay tribute to a co-survivor or remember a loved one. Click here for details and order today.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure® 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. It speaks to the importance of early detection, and provides simple, action-oriented messages that Race participants can put into action. On Race Day, please visit the 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 their 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.
How You Can Help
• Register today!
• Start a Race Team
There are many ways to help. Just go to http://www.komenpittsburgh.org for more information.
• Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women worldwide.
• Pennsylvania has the SIXTH 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.
• 250,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed in women in the United States in 2012.
• Men also develop breast cancer. In 2012, approximately 2,190 men were diagnosed and 410 men died as a result of breast cancer.
Four Steps to Better Breast Health
• Know your risk
• Get screened
• Know what is normal for you
• Make healthy lifestyle choices