24th Annual Komen Detroit Race for the Cure on Saturday

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DETROIT – Join one of the most inspirational events that raises critical resources to help save lives. The 24th Annual Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure, locally presented by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, will be Saturday at Chene Park on Detroit’s riverfront.

This year’s Race continues the 24-year tradition, celebrating survivors and honoring loved ones with the same mission of ending breast cancer. The 5K walk will start and finish on East Jefferson. The 5K competitive run has a new route this year which will start down East Jefferson and then take runners along the Detroit Riverwalk.

Since the first Detroit Race in 1992, more than $27 million has been raised and invested in the fight against breast cancer supporting screening, treatment support and education for underserved communities, as well as fund breast cancer research in Michigan and around the world.

“The Komen Detroit Race has literally changed my life,” says Katrina Studvent, chair of the Komen Detroit Race and director of Breast Cancer Special Programs at Karmanos Cancer Institute. “I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30. This disease didn’t run in my family. I was unsure what my future would be. The following year, I stood on the stage during a Race ceremony and held a sign that stated ‘1-Year Survivor.’ That was eight years ago and now I feel privileged to be leading this movement in metro Detroit

ONLINE Individual Registration continues through midnight Friday. ON-SITE Registration Race Day will be begin at 7 a.m. and continue up to 8:45 a.m., just before the start of the Race, which starts at 9 a.m.

  • Adults age 18 – 64  $35 ONLINE: Race Day ON-SITE $50
  • Youths age 6 – 17 and Seniors age 65 and older $17 ONLINE: Race Day ON-SITE $25
  • Children ages 5 and under are free but must be officially registered by a parent or guardian to participate.

Registrations include a Race packet with 2015 T-shirt and numbered bib, which must be worn at the event. Survivors receive an additional pink shirt and a commemorative lapel pin. Pins will also be available for sale.

 

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