Thousands Race for the Cure® and raise more than $700,000 for Susan G. Komen Puget Sound
More than seven thousand runners and walkers came together bright and early at Seattle Center on June 7 with the collective hope of ending breast cancer through the Susan G. Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure®.
At 11 a.m., hundreds of pink-clad breast cancer survivors took part in the Race’s annual survivor celebration and parade, led by the Seahawks’ Blue Thunder drumline. More than 200 dogs – many of them dressed for the occasion – were registered to participate in the first-ever Paws for the Cure 5K walk.
Early funds raised estimates are at more than $700,000 and growing, as Race for the Cure donations and corporate teams’ 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.