Posted on January 17, 2017 by Andrea Six
The Susan G. Komen Savannah Race for the Cure will be on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Ellis Square.
Why is this race important? Because one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and breast cancer knows no boundaries – be it age, gender, socio-economic status or geographic location. But, when you participate and fundraise for the Race, we fight these statistics together. In 1980, the 5-year relative survival rate for women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer (cancer confined to the breast) was about 74 percent. Today, that number is 99 percent! Komen has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer – transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. This progress was made with your continued support and together we can reach our vision of a world without breast cancer.
Packet pickup and registration is at 6 a.m., the survivor processional is at 7:45 a.m., with the walk beginning at 8:15 a.m. and the 5k starting at 8:30 a.m. For more information about the Susan G. Komen Savannah Race for the Cure or to register, go to coastalgeorgia.info-komen.org, email [email protected] or call (912) 232-2535.