Thousands of supporters preparing to join together on Saturday, January 26, 2019 for the 28th annual Susan G. Komen South Florida Race for the Cure can make plans now to pick up their race packets ahead of the big event. Excitement is building as Downtown West Palm Beach prepares to turn pink with runners and walkers (and even some special flamingos!) all flocking to the waterfront to celebrate breast cancer survivors and remember others who have lost their lives.
Team Captains and individuals who want to get their packets ahead of the main event can RSVP online at komenflorida.org/calendar/ to attend one of several specified packet pick-up events at convenient, county-wide locations. In-person, late registration will also be accepted at each site:
The Gardens Mall – Center Court: Saturday, January 19 from 12-6 p.m.
3101 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 (Shop or Dine at The Gardens Mall on this day and present your purchase receipts at the Concierge Desk. 5% of total receipts logged will be donated back to Komen South Florida.)
Treasure Coast Mall – Macy’s (mall entrance): Saturday, January 19 from 12-6 p.m.
3106 NW Federal Highway, Jensen Beach, FL 34957
Boca Town Center – Macy’s (in fitness apparel department): Monday, January 21 from 12-6 p.m.
5700 West Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Boynton Beach Mall – Macy’s (mall entrance): Wednesday, January 23 from 12-6 p.m.
801 N Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
The Mall at Wellington Green – Fit2Run: Thursday, January 24 from 12-6 p.m.
10300 West Forest Hill Boulevard, Wellington, FL 33414
Post Centennial Park: Friday, January 25 from 12-4 p.m.
315 S Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Post Centennial Park (Race Day): Saturday, January 26 from 5:30 to 10:30 a.m.
315 S Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
The Race for the Cure is symbolic of Komen Florida’s role in the community, ensuring that no woman — or man — ever walks alone on the breast cancer journey. As “First Responders to Breast Cancer,” the organization provides immediate assistance, comfort, assurance, and a compassionate hand-off to a Komen-funded organization that can provide support when the need is most urgent.
Runners, walkers, corporate, community and school teams, and individuals of all ages are welcome to join the celebration that will be full of activities for the entire family, including a Kids Zone with giant yard games, tots and kids’ races, and even pink flamingos visiting from the Palm Beach Zoo. Funds raised will support Susan G. Komen’s Bold Goal to reduce the nation’s 40,000 breast cancer deaths by 50 percent by 2026. Seventy-five percent of net proceeds remain local to provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties and 25 percent is dedicated to research to find a cure. Last year, over 11,500 attendees raised $1.3 million at the 2018 Komen South Florida Race for the Cure.
“We can reduce breast cancer deaths by as much as one-third if every woman or man had timely access to care. That’s why we focus our funding on improving access for low-income and uninsured women, women of color, and other vulnerable populations that face barriers to breast cancer care,” said Kate Watt, Komen Florida executive director.
Funded programs in 2017 resulted in nearly 14,000 people reached through education, 735 people receiving patient navigation services, 635 people receiving mammograms, 721 people benefitting from diagnostic services, and 46 people learning they had breast cancer.
National sponsors of the 2019 Komen South Florida Race for the Cure include Bank of America and Ford. Local sponsors include South Florida Ford Dealers Association, Alpha Media, WPTV, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at Deerfield Beach, Tropical Shipping, FPL, College Hunks, Comcast, Knight Corporations, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, Macy’s, Office Depot, The Gardens Mall, Zebedee Productions, Lamar Transit Advertising, PalmTran and The Palm Beach Post. Special thanks to the 2019 Kids Zone sponsor Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, P.A. and Pink Ribbon Café sponsor Lickstein Plastic Surgery.
Things to know if you plan to go:
5:30 a.m. Race Day registration opens at Post Centennial Park
7:30 a.m. Women’s and Men’s 5K USATF Run (3.1 miles)
8:30 a.m. 5K Walk (3.1 miles) and 1-mile Family Fun Run
8:45 a.m. Acknowledgements/entertainment at Meyer Amphitheatre (105 Evernia Street)
9:30 a.m. Tots Run (ages 5 and under) with starting-line entertainment at the Meyer Amphitheatre
9:45 a.m. Kids Run (ages 6-12)
10:30 a.m. Survivor Recognition Ceremony at Meyer Amphitheatre
Registration fees start at $35 for adults and survivors, $10 for youth (18 and under), and $40 for virtual participation. Fees will increase by $5 the day of Race. To learn more, call 561-514-3020, ext. 20, email [email protected] or visit komenflorida.org/race.