8,000 Celebrate Komen Puget Sound’s 21st Annual Race for the Cure®

8,000 Celebrate Komen Puget Sound’s 21st Annual Race for the Cure®

2014 Komen Race for the Cure in SeattleApproximately 8,000 people came together at the 21st Annual Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure Sunday morning to walk, run, celebrate and raise critical funds to fight breast cancer.

“We are so grateful for everyone who joined us at the Race for the Cure to support women in our community,” says David Richart, Komen Puget Sound Executive Director. “By running or walking, the steps taken today will bring us closer to a future free of breast cancer.”

The race also provided roughly 600 breast cancer survivors with an opportunity to come together as a supportive community and be a part of a festival of life. The Race day ended with on a high note with an inspiring parade of survivors that culminated with a performance by Grammy-award winning singer Michael Wansley, AKA Wanz.

Seventy-five percent of these funds have been invested locally towards providing the Puget Sound community with breast health education, screening and treatment support. Twenty-fife percent of these funds have gone straight to global research into improved detection and treatment of breast cancer, and to ultimately curing this disease.