Save the Date for the 2014 Susan G. Komen West Virginia Race for the Cure.
The West Virginia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure (WV SGK) is happy to announce that the 2014 Race for the Cure website is now open for registrations! The Annual Race for the Cure is the largest fundraiser that helps to bring in much needed funds for breast cancer screening, treatment and education for uninsured and underinsured West Virginians. WV SGK has raised and distributed $2 million to non-profit organizations, health care providers, hospitals, educational institutions and breast health advocates who manage breast health programs in West Virginia. WV SGK has also raised and invested over $500,000 in Susan G Komen research awards. We are proud to say that we live in West Virginia. We raise money in West Virginia. We save lives in West Virginia
Did you know that every week, 6 women in West Virginia will die from breast cancer? Since its inception in 1982, Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s research programs and treatment initiatives have helped to transform most breast cancers from death sentences to treatable chronic illnesses.
Please know that not one cent of the money raised by Susan G. Komen West Virginia goes toward salaries or administrative costs at Komen National. Those costs are borne by national sponsors. As it has always been, 75% of the monies raised is devoted to breast cancer screenings, education and treatment in WV, and 25% goes toward research.
So please save the date for the 12th annual Susan G. Komen West Virginia Race for the Cure - May 3, 2014 the largest 5K race in the State bringing in people from 17 different states.
When: May 3, 2014
Time: 9:00 am
(Register to be a timed runner, walker, student or even “Sleep In For The Cure”. )
From Sponsors to Donors and of course Race Participants You make each year full of record breaking numbers.
You come out at 7:00am to visit the tents and listen to music, presentation of the US Flag, and sample some goodies.
Some of You even stay home as 'virtual participants' as "Sleep In" supporters.
You are there when the gun goes off at 9:00am sending the competitive runners down the boulevard.
You are there as the walkers follow the course with couples, children, strollers, and teams of matching tees make their way with signs and cheers.
You are there for the Kids Zone and children's dash.
You are the Survivors that line up on the Capitol Steps for an annual picture this year at 10:30 am.
You are there for the presentations and awards that follow the event at 10:30am.
Proof positive it takes You to make an IMPACT and SAVE LIVES in WV.
Susan G. Komen WV has grown to 7000 + people on the Capitol Grounds.
Funds are used for screening, treatment and awareness programs from the donations raised by this event.
Each year more Survivors are honored and celebrated on site as the Walking Billboard of Hope that they are.
Competitive runners come out in a huge show of support with over 800 competitive runners.
Donations come in from all over the US and participants last year came from 17 states to make this a wonderful success.
Become a Team Captain and bring businesses, friends, schools and medical groups together in a great flourish of support.
Get ready to start a Team or just join in, raise those much needed dollars for WV programs from your participant center. You can even stay home and be a virtual participant by registering as a 'Sleep In' and receive a tee shirt. No matter what type of participation you choose be assured that YOU are MAKING an IMPACT!
Susan G. Komen West Virginia Race for the Cure
319 W. Washington St.
Charleston, WV 25302
Komen’s National Breast Care Helpline:
To speak to someone about breast health and breast cancer concerns, please call
1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636).