Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created.
The event raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. However, the Race for the Cure is not WHAT we do but HOW we do it. We raise funds so that we can give local health care grants so that women in our community are never denied breast health care.
This Race is unique in the fact that 100% of the net proceeds are allocated to our mission. 75 percent of the net income stays in our community to help fund local programs offering breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment. The remaining 25 percent of the net income supports the Susan G. Komen® Grants Program.
The Memphis-MidSouth Race for the Cure is the only Race/Walk in our community that gives grants to local hospitals and health care providers for mammograms and diagnostics. We are proud that since 1993 we have granted almost $10 million locally. No one does what we do to fight breast cancer here at home.