On September 8, 2018 in Jones Park, the Memphis Mid-South Mississippi Affiliate of Susan G. Komen will be holding the fifth annual Race for the Cure Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Gulf Coast Race is part of the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world. Race for the Cure promotes breast health awareness, celebrates survivors, encourages breast cancer patients and honors those we have lost. With breast cancer affecting one in eight women and its occurrence in men continuing to rise, we feel that it is vital to involve all of our communities in the fight against breast cancer.
For over nineteen years, legacy Komen Mississippi Steel Magnolias has been making an impact on our promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever in Mississippi. Since merging our efforts and operations with Memphis Mid-South together we have invested over $14 million in direct grants to local health care providers to fund lifesaving screening mammograms, diagnostic and treatment and over $3.8 million in ground breaking research. However, 40,000 people still lose their lives to breast cancer each year. Susan G. Komen has always believed that where you live should not determine whether you live, and for decades Komen and its network of Affiliates has worked to level the playing field for medically underserved populations. With our BOLD goal to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50% by 2026, we will step up our fight to ensure that all people—especially the most vulnerable among us—have access to and utilize high quality breast cancer care. And, our commitment to the most promising, innovative and meaningful research will never waiver. We will not stop until every woman and man with breast cancer can be told: “There is hope – and help – for you.” With your help, we are taking a BOLD leap forward to meet this goal. Only together can we make the impact we need to meet our BOLD goal and fight this disease. Join a local organization providing local breast cancer healthcare for women and men in your community.