Susan G. Komen Memphis – MidSouth Race for the Cure
Press Release from Susan G. Komen Memphis
Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Race for the Cure
19th Annual Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Race for the Cure raises funds which directly impact the Mid-South. Since 1992, the Memphis-MidSouth Affiliate has funded $6.5 million dollars in grants which provide screening, treatment and education programs to the uninsured and under-served.
All Mid-South residents. The Komen Memphis-MidSouth Affiliate covers a five county service area, including Shelby, Tipton, Fayette, DeSoto and Tunica counties.
WHEN: October 29, 2011
6:45a Survivor Breakfast Snack – Survivor Tent
7:20a Survivor Photo
7:30a Warm Up and Stretch
8:00a 5K Co-ed Run/Walk and 1 Mile Family Fun Walk
8:45a Awards Ceremony
Shops of Saddle Creek – Start-line will be in front of the Walgreens on Farmington facing Germantown Parkway.
Honorary Chair, Coach Pastner, kicking off the Race
Coach Pastner with University of Memphis basketball players participating in the 1mile Family Fun Run
Awards / Survivor Ceremony
CONTACT: Holly Ford, (901) 461-1167
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the Komen Memphis-MidSouth Affiliate
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. The Memphis-MidSouth Affiliate of Komen for the Cure is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. They join more than 100,000 breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe as part of the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer. Through events like the Komen Memphis-MidSouth Race for the Cure, the Komen Memphis-MidSouth Affiliate has invested $6.5 million dollars in local breast health and breast cancer awareness projects in Shelby, Tipton, Fayette, DeSoto and Tunica Counties. Up to 75 percent of net proceeds generated by the Affiliate stays in the Mid-South. The remaining income goes to the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Program to fund research. For more information, call (901) 757-868 or visit www.komenmemphis.org.