This event will benefit the Utah Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. All donations go toward breast cancer programs and research! There will be a 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Walk at the event. All breast cancer survivors will receive a special pink shirt and will be recognized at the event.
THE RACE WILL NOW BE PARTNERING WITH THE WHAT WOMEN WANT EXPO AT THE DIXIE CONVENTION CENTER!!
October 24th and 25th
At the Dixie Center
Friday Oct. 25 10am-8pm
Saturday Oct. 26 10am-6pm
SOME FACTS FROM SUSAN G KOMEN FOR THE CURE
Breast cancer facts
1 in 8 women worldwide will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
Each year, nearly 227,000 women nationwide will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and 40,000 will die from the disease.
This year an estimated 1200 Utah women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and 250 will die from the disease.
Utah ranks close to last for screening mammography rates in the nation.
According to our recent community needs assessment, the primary reason for this is lack of insurance and/or ability to pay for these services.
How are Komen funds used?
75% of net revenue funds local programs for breast health education, screening, and treatment.
Including the $633K recently funded to this year's grantees, Komen Salt Lake City has funded $4.76 million to Utah nonprofits for breast health programming (see details below).
With funds from last year's Race for the Cure, our grantees coordinated and provided assistance to over 900 uninsured and low-income women to receive mammograms through the state's free screening program.
Nearly dollar for dollar, the funds we contribute to research are used right here in the state of Utah.
Komen recently awarded three major research grants totaling $2 million to Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute.