KOMEN ATLANTA’S ‘RACE FOR THE CURE’ TO TAKE PLACE SATURDAY, MAY 10 AT LENOX SQUARE

Atlanta – Feb. 18, 2014 – Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta today announced that its 24th annual Race for the Cure will be held at Lenox Square on Saturday, May 10 at 8 a.m.  The 5K run/walk and one mile walk down Peachtree Street will raise funds for Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, which provides life-saving breast health services to medically underserved women in Metro Atlanta.

This year, an expected 14,000 Atlantans will participate in Race for the Cure, raising approximately $1.4 million to enable thousands of Atlanta women to detect and survive breast cancer. Funds also will support research to help cure breast cancer.

Race for the Cure is our largest and most important fundraising event,” said Cati Diamond Stone, executive director of Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta.  “And this year’s Race for the Cure will be even bigger and better than before. Our new venue, Lenox Square, will kick off an optimal race course through the heart of Buckhead, with unique opportunities for pre- and post-event activities.”

To register for Race for the Cure, go to http://komenatlanta.wpengine.com/events/race-for-the-cure/.

Race for the Cure is sponsored locally by Kroger, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Cox Media Group, Piedmont Hospital, Wells Fargo, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Georgia-Pacific, AutoTrader.com, Big Peach Running Company, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Crystal Springs, Perdue Farms, Sparkling Ice, Invista, Hendrick Inc., Mueller Water Products, Northside Hospital, WellStar, KPMG, Standard Press, Nordstrom, RockTenn, and Warren Averett + GH&I.  To learn more about Race for the Cure sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, visit http://komenatlanta.wpengine.com/events/race-for-the-cure/.

About the Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta Affiliate

Komen Atlanta is the local resource for breast cancer screening, diagnostic and support services. Through events, such as Race for the Cure, and contributions, the affiliate raises funds to enable women to detect and survive breast cancer. Seventy-five percent of all funds stay in Atlanta to provide breast health services for women who could not otherwise afford them. Twenty-five percent supports national research efforts to finding a cure. Komen Atlanta has raised more than $36 million since its inception in 1991. The affiliate is part of the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization, which strives to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Komen is the largest private funder in the fight against breast cancer and has invested nearly $2 billion toward the cause. For more information visit KomenAtlanta.org.

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