Why We Fundraise

Why do we fundraise for breast cancer cures?

  • Because 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
  • Because 1 in 4 women age 40-64 in Dallas County do not have health insurance. 
  • Because 4 cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in Dallas County each day this year. 
  • Because every 19 seconds, somewhere in the world, a case of breast cancer is diagnosed in a woman.
  • Because every 60 seconds, somewhere in the world, someone dies from breast cancer; every 13 minutes, one woman in the U.S. will lose her life to breast cancer.
  • Because breast cancer knows no boundaries. It affects people of every age, gender, socio-economic status and location.
  • Because at the current rate, 13 million breast cancer deaths will occur around the world in the next 25 years.
  • Because it’s time to go beyond breast cancer awareness. It’s time to take action!

Take Action

We can fight these statistics together by fundraising for the Dallas Race for the Cure®.

Your fundraising makes a true impact. Just consider how far we have come, thanks in part to supporters like you:

  • Race for the Cure® has raised more than $2 billion to help fund research, education, screening and treatment.
  • In 1980, the 5-year relative survival rate for women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer was about 74 percent. Today, that number is 99 percent.
  • Since our founding in 1982, Susan G. Komen’s national research program has invested in cutting-edge research that has helped make major breakthroughs possible.
  • Funding for discoveries in genetics and biology has led to personalized, less-invasive breast cancer treatments to replace the less-effective “one-treatment-fits-all” approach.

The Komen Dallas Race for the Cure® is your opportunity to race, fundraise, prove that you are More Than Pink®, and help us end breast cancer forever.

Register or log in to fundraise today!

 

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Race Day Information

2017 Komen Dallas Race for the CureŽ

Saturday, October 28, 2017

NorthPark Center

8687 N Central Expy

Dallas, TX 75225

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