Team captains for the Susan G. Komen South Florida Race for the Cure® came together on October 13, 2017 at Alpha Media for an inspiring pep rally to build momentum for the January 27, 2018 Race on downtown West Palm Beach’s waterfront. Team captains are breast cancer survivors, people who have lost loved ones to the disease and business and community leaders who support Komen’s Bold Goal to reduce the nation’s 40,000 breast cancer deaths by 50 percent by 2026.
At the pep rally, Jill Weiss, Komen South Florida board president and 2018 Race Chair, spoke about her “why” for supporting Komen. “I want to end breast cancer,” she said. “And I want to help those women and men who don’t have the resources that I did.”
Throughout the morning, a host of supporters took to the stage to inspire the team captains to connect with their own personal “why” they Race for the Cure. Alpha Radio personalities made appearances throughout the rally to give away prizes and entertain the crowd, including Reggie Dee from 102.3 WMBX FM and Jennifer Ross ad Bill Adams from 850 WFTL AM and Sunny 107.9 FM. Representatives of the national sponsors of the 2018 Race for the Cure attended, include presenting sponsor Bank of America and Ford.
Other national sponsors of the 2018 Race for the Cure include American Airlines, New Balance, Self Magazine and Walgreens. Local sponsors include FPL, South Florida Ford Dealers Association, WPTV, Alpha Media, University of Miami Sylvester at Deerfield, Tropical Shipping and 2018 Pink Ribbon Café Sponsor Lickstein Plastic Surgery.
The Race for the Cure is unique in that 100% of the net proceeds are allocated to Komen’s mission. Seventy-five percent of every dollar funds breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment for those in need from Boca Raton to Fort Pierce, and twenty-five percent supports critical research, impacting breast cancer patients locally, and around the world. Since its establishment in 1991, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, Susan G. Komen® South Florida, has invested over $14.3 million locally to fulfill our promise, working to end breast cancer in our community.
Registration for teams and individual walkers or runners of all ages is now open at www.komensouthflorida.org/race. New this year, registration prices have been lowered to $30 for adults and just $10 for children under 12. To learn more, call (561) 514-3020 or email [email protected].