Thousands Race for the Cure and raise more than $600,000 for Susan G. Komen Puget Sound

Thousands of runners and walkers came together bright and early at Seattle Center on June 5 with the collective mission of ending breast cancer through the Susan G. Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure®.

2016 Komen Puget Sound Race for the CureIt was sunny and warm at 8 a.m., when hundreds of breast cancer survivors decked out in pink marched with the Seahawks Blue Thunder in the survivor parade, a Komen Puget Sound Race tradition. Kids had their race first, followed by the women’s and co-ed 5K runs, then the 5K walk with thousands of team participants and the Paws for the Cure dog walk. Estimates of funds raised are at more than $600,000 and growing, as Race for the Cure donations and corporate team matching dollars are accepted through mid-July.

Race for the Cure is Komen Puget Sound’s single largest fundraising opportunity. Seventy-five percent of net funds raised are invested in community grants to provide underserved women with breast cancer early detection screenings, patient navigation and financial support for basic needs while undergoing treatment. The remaining twenty-five percent goes directly to fund research to better diagnose, treat and ultimately cure breast cancer.