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.
In regular times (without Covid-19), Race for the Cure® is 3 Belgian cities, 25,000 participants, hundreds of volunteers, a strict organisation and thousands of euros that are collected for the fight against breast cancer. Because live events could not take place, a digital Race for the Cure® was set up in 2020, in which 8,500 participants took part from a distance. A wonderful mobilisation, but <b> this year we want to do even more and we need you!
The online platform is available in 24 different languages and its goal is to mobilise and connect people in 43 countries.