Register for the May 26 Komen Detroit Race for the Cure®
KICK OFF THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND AT ONE OF DETROIT’S GREATEST PARTIES
DETROIT, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Kick off the Memorial Day holiday by registering for one of metro Detroit’s most inspirational celebrations – the 21st Annual Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure®, locally presented by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. This year’s Race is Saturday, May 26, at Comerica Park. Participation in the Race is wonderful way to remember, honor and celebrate loved ones who have battled breast cancer; and helps support life-saving breast screening, education and treatment programs for those who might otherwise not have access to these services. Everyone can make a difference. Register at www.karmanos.org/detroitraceforthecure.
21st Annual Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure®
5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk
Locally presented by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Saturday, May 26, 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
7 a.m.: Street closures begin; onsite registration starts; all booths open
8 a.m.: Opening Ceremony honoring survivors and the memory of lost loved ones
9 a.m.: 5K Run, followed by 5K Walk and 1-Mile Walk
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Closing Ceremony with runner and team awards
Comerica Park – Midtown Detroit
To help save lives and end breast cancer forever.
PRE-EVENT REGISTRATION – ONLINE
- Youths age 6 – 17 and seniors age 65 and older:
$17 now through May 23
$25 on Race day
Children ages 5 and under are free but must be registered by a parent or guardian to participate.
- Adults age 18 – 64:
$35 now through May 23
$50 on Race day
Paper form registration fees are slightly higher and available at a variety of locations listed on the Race website.
Race day registration 7 a.m. to 8:58 a.m. near the Big Tiger.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Known as one of the best days in the city of Detroit, the May 26 Komen Detroit Race for the Cure® has something for everyone. Ten thousand pink ribbons will decorate the Woodward Race route where 20 bands and entertainment groups will perform; sponsors will have giveaways and offer exciting interactive activities. Enjoy:
Children's Activities Area Survivor Cafe 10,000 pink ribbons and WSU ArtsCorps Detroit figures Survivor Trolley 20 bands/entertainment groups Numerous sponsor giveaways Pink carpet-runway for Survivors Shop for the Cure(R) Warriors in Pink Drummers, powered by Ford Warriors in Pink apparel Ford Warriors in Pink interactive trailer New Balance Lace up for the Cure(R) gear Memorial Site - communal art Closing Ceremony with runner and team awards Surprises from Route Neighbors Local media celebrities
Many metro Detroit businesses will be offering incentives to Race registrants wearing this year’s Race t-shirt. Visit the Race website for the list of businesses and the exciting incentives being offered.
THE IMPACT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION
“For three decades, Susan G. Komen has been seeking cures and helping low-income, uninsured and under-served women have access to life-saving breast cancer screenings and treatment services, and that mission has never changed,” said Maureen Keenan Meldrum, chair, Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure®. “Here in metro Detroit, since 1992, the Komen Detroit Race has raised and invested $21 million to help end breast cancer. We’re grateful for the generosity of metro Detroiters and we ask that you continue to give whatever you can, to help save lives and end breast cancer.”
Each year, the Race awards 75 percent of the net proceeds to breast cancer screening, treatment support and education programs for medically underserved people in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. The remaining 25 percent funds breast cancer research grants awarded through Komen for the Cure.
Thanks to the generosity of 40,000 participants, including 1,850 breast cancer survivors, 1,200 volunteers, 700 teams and 100 sponsors and underwriters, the 2011 Komen Detroit Race for the Cure awarded $1,475,000 to community programs and contributed nearly $422,000 to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Program.
Keenan Meldrum added, “We are also greatly indebted to our national and local sponsors who play a key role with invaluable contributions to Detroit’s Race. We invite everyone to join us for the 2012 Race as we continue our work to end breast cancer forever.”
The Karmanos Cancer Institute has served as the local presenting sponsor of the Komen Detroit Race for the Cure since its inception in 1992.
“Nowhere has there been a greater movement to raise awareness and end breast cancer than through the work of Komen for the Cure and its affiliates,” said Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of the Karmanos Cancer Institute. “And nowhere is there a more dedicated team of physicians, researchers and staff who work tirelessly to develop new treatments for patients diagnosed with cancer than at Karmanos. We are grateful for our partnership with Komen and for the many supporters in our community and beyond who share in our vision of a world free of cancer.”
2012 RACE HONORARY CHAIRS
The Honorable Senator Carl Levin and Ms. Barbara Levin
The Honorable Senator Debbie Stabenow
The Honorable Congressman Hansen Clarke
The Honorable Governor Rick Snyder and Michigan’s First Lady Ms. Sue Snyder
The Honorable Dave Bing and Detroit’s First Lady Ms. Yvette Bing
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
The Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure®, locally presented by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, is grateful for the support of its generous national and local sponsors. The National Series Sponsors include: American Airlines, Ford Motor Company, New Balance, RE/MAX, SELF Magazine, Stanley Steemer, Walgreens and Yoplait. The National Breast Cancer Survivor Recognition Program Sponsors are Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority Incorporated and Bank of America. The National Volunteer Recognition Sponsor is Quilted Northern Ultra Plush.
Local sponsors include: Absopure, Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS), American Laser Skincare, AstraZeneca, Binson’s Home Health Care Centers, Inc., Celgene, Community Care Associates, Compuware Corporation, Detroit Lions, Detroit Pistons; Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Tigers, Dykema, Ford Motor Company, Genentech, HP, Kelly Services, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, McDonald’s, Meijer, Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA), Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists (MIANA), Michigan Institute of Urology – Men’s Health Foundation, Minacs Marketing Solutions, Mom’s Clean Air Force, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, New Balance Farmington Hills & Troy, Nordstrom, Olympia Entertainment, Panera Bread, POH Riley Foundation, Quicken Loans, Republic Services, Robin Aire Heating & Cooling Inc., Salon Grafix, Team Detroit, UAW Local 245, UPS, Visions Spa Salon, Walgreens, Wayne State University and Whole Foods Market.
Media Sponsors are: 97.1 The Ticket, 99.5 WYCD, 104.3 WOMC, AMP 98.7, CBS 62, CBS Outdoor, FM 98 WJLB, Fresh 100.3, HOUR Magazine, Local 4/ WDIV -TV, Michigan Chronicle, Mix 92.3, Observer & Eccentric Hometown Weeklies, Talk Radio 1270 WXYT, Under the Radar Michigan, WKQI Channel 955, WMXD, WJBK FOX 2, WWJ Newsradio 950, and WXYZ Channel 7.
Register for the May 26, 2012 Race at www.karmanos.org/detroitraceforthecure. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Katrina Studvent at email@example.com or call 248.304.2083. Also see http://www.karmanos.org/detroitraceforthecure/sponsorship.asp.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
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. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, Komen for the Cure has invested more than $1.9 billion to fulfill the promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.
Komen Detroit Race for the Cure is Michigan’s largest race and a top-tier event in Komen’s series of 140 5Ks run around the world. Locally presented by Karmanos Cancer Institute since Detroit’s first Race in 1992, the Komen Detroit organization has raised and invested $21 million. Operating as a year-round community resource, Komen Detroit provides breast cancer education, patient and family navigation, public policy/advocacy and volunteer opportunities. To connect, visit www.karmanos.org/detroitraceforthecure, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 248.304.2080.
About the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Based in Detroit, Michigan, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is committed to a future free of cancer. The Institute is one of 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Caring for nearly 6,000 new patients annually and conducting more than 700 cancer-specific scientific investigations programs and clinical trials, the Karmanos Cancer Institute is among the nation’s best cancer centers. Through the commitment of 1,000 staff, including nearly 300 faculty members, and supported by thousands of volunteers and financial donors, the Institute strives to prevent, detect and eradicate all forms of cancer. The Karmanos Cancer Institute was originally established in 1943 as the Detroit Institute for Cancer Research, which then became the Michigan Cancer Foundation. The Institute was renamed the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in 1995 in memory of the late wife of Peter Karmanos, Jr., chairman and CEO of Compuware Corporation. Barbara Ann died at the age of 46 after an eight-year battle with breast cancer. To learn more about the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, its activities, or how you can get involved, visit www.karmanos.org or call 1-800-KARMANOS (1-800-527-6266.)
SOURCE Karmanos Cancer Institute