Downtown West Palm Beach will once again be awash in pink for the 28thannual Susan G. Komen South Florida Race for the Cure. Thousands will join together to walk, race, or stand proud in the crowd to celebrate breast cancer survivors or remember those who have been lost.
The Race for the Cure is symbolic of Komen Florida’s role in the community, ensuring that no woman—or man—ever walks alone on her breast cancer journey. As Florida’s “First Responders to Breast Cancer,” the organization provides immediate assistance, comfort and assurance, and a compassionate hand-off to a Komen-funded organization that can provide support when the need is most urgent.
Runners, walkers, corporate, community and school teams, and individuals of all ages are welcome to join the celebration that is full of activities for the entire family, including a Kids Zone with giant yard games, tots and kids races, and even pink flamingos from the Palm Beach Zoo. Funds raised will support Susan G. Komen’s Bold Goal to reduce the nation’s 40,000 breast cancer deaths by 50% by 2026. Seventy-five percent of net proceeds remain local to provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties and 25% is dedicated to research to find a cure. Over 11,500 attendees raised $1.3 million at the 2018 Komen South Florida Race for the Cure. #RacefortheCure