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What is the Race for the Cure®?

The Race for the Cure® is world's largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created. Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister, Susan, that she would make an end to the disease which cost her her life: breast cancer. In 1982 she founded Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and already in 1983 Dallas was the setting for the first Race for the Cure®. This way she wanted to commemorate her sister and support other survivors. It appeared an unexpected success, as in 2017, over 140 Races will take place worldwide with approximately one million participants.

Survivors occupy the central stage

Each Race for the Cure® brings survivors, family and friends together and creates more breast health awareness. During the Race for the Cure®, survivors celebrate their victory over breast cancer. Participants support their loved ones in their fight against the most widespread form of cancer among women, and they commemorate all those who lost the fight.

Pink power

Worldwide the Race for the Cure® stands for the same impressive image: survivors in a pink T-shirt, surrounded by their entourage in a white T-shirt.

See you in Namur, Brussels and Antwerp

Think-Pink organises three editions of the Race for the Cure® every year, in Namur, Brussels and Antwerp. Most Races take place in the United States, including Paradise Island in the Bahamas and Puerto Rico. But also cities like Athens, Brescia, Sarajevo, Bucharest, Tbilisi, Bari, Bologna, Rome and Dar-es-Salaam are settings for the Races for the Cure®.