The 17th annual Race for the Cure® on October 20th was a huge success!!! The event raised almost $1.3 million and counting as fundraising continues through November 30th. Seventy five percent of funds raised will be granted into the local community we serve (Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties) and the other twenty five percent will go towards funding breast cancer research programs. Click here for a list of our local grantees and click here for a list of our current national research grants.
To recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, over 20,000 participants registered for the largest breast cancer event in Miami. Close to a thousand breast cancer survivors were greeted by the Rose Bandits during the survivor procession and were presented with pink roses generously donated by Rio Roses as the Ladies of Soul gave an emotional performance. The survivor procession was led by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz along with Kathy Sheeran, the Honorary Team New Balance member for the Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race for the Cure®.
Highlights of the event included a Latin-inspired warm-up with Zumba®, performances by Focal Point, Eirinn Abu, Tri-M Music Honor Society Choir, Divaaz, Tatyana Perez and Heroines. The top three teams were South Florida Ford Dealers with 1,469 team members, Florida Power & Light with 891 team members and Baptist Health Breast Center with 650 team members. Congratulations to these great teams!
Fundraising for the Race will continue through November 30th – donations are greatly appreciated and will be accepted on our website, or by mail to:
Susan G. Komen Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race for the Cure®
5724 Sunset Drive
South Miami, Florida 33143
THANK YOU to our national series and local sponsors, participants and volunteers for your support!
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