Race for the Cure® raises more than $500,000 for Susan G. Komen Puget Sound
Masses of pink-clad runners and walkers wound their way through downtown Seattle on June 4, having raised more than $500,000 to end breast cancer through the Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure®.
At 8 a.m., hundreds of breast cancer survivors paraded around the International Fountain, led by the Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline. At 8:30, 5K runners and then teams of walkers – many with family members and costumed dogs – made their way from the start line on Mercer Street through downtown before returning to the celebration at Seattle Center. Total event attendance is estimated at 5,000.
Race for the Cure donations and corporate matching dollars will be accepted through mid-July. Registration for Seattle’s next big breast cancer walk event – the Seattle 3-Day on Sept. 15 – is already under way with a new 1-Day (20 miles) option.
Proceeds from Komen fundraisers are invested in local grants to provide underserved women with breast cancer early detection screenings, patient navigation and financial support for basic needs while undergoing treatment, as well as research to better diagnose, treat and ultimately cure breast cancer.