Spring is in the air and that means it’s almost time for the third annual Susan G. Komen Savannah Race for the Cure®. The 2011 Race is will take place at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, in beautiful downtown Savannah.
More than 4,000 people are expected to participate in this year’s event and on-line registration for the Race is open. Teams and individuals who want to participate, along with anyone interested in volunteering for the event, can go to www.komencoastalgeorgia.org or at www.savannahraceforthecure.org to register.
Packet pick-up for the Race will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 15, at the Jepson Center for the Arts on the corner of York and Barnard Streets.
“This year’s Savannah Race for the Cure promises to be the best one ever,” said Race Co-Chair, Sue Adler. “We encourage everyone to come out on April 16 to remember those we’ve lost, celebrate our courageous survivors, and help us put an end to breast cancer foreve r . ”
Memorial University Medical Center is the local presenting sponsor for the third consecutive year. Media partners for the 2011 Race are WTOC-TV, 98.7 The River, the Savannah Morning News, and Savannah Magazine.
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement.
The Coastal Georgia Affiliate of Komen for the Cure is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community joining more than 1 million breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe as part of the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer.
Through events like the Komen Savannah Race for the Cure®, the Coastal Georgia Affiliate has invested more than $750,000 in community breast health programs in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh counties. Up to 75 percent of net proceeds generated by the Affiliate stays in coastal Georgia.
The remaining income goes to the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Program to fund research. For more information, call 912.232.2535 or visit www.komencoastalgeorg ia.org.