Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Takes Over Downtown Saturday Morning

You still have time to sign up to be part of the Susan G. Koman Race for the Cure, which will take place Saturday, April 17, 2010 in downtown Indianapolis. Take this opportunity to get out and get active for this amazing Indianapolis event which is now in its 28 year of existence.

The Race for the Cure starts on the campus of IUPUI, across from Military Park on Indy‘s west side and organizers are anticipating over 40,000 participants for this year’s events. Don’t worry if you haven’t shaken the dust of your running shoes for a while, you don’t need to run to participate. The Race for the Cure has several ways to both participate and donate.

There is a competitive 5K run, a non-competitve 5K walk/run and a 1 mile family walk. If you don’t want to take part in the walks or run you can still lend a hand by donating money or volunteering at the event itself. For more information on how you can best help out, visit Susan G. Komen Web site here.

Race Day Schedule of Events

6:30 to 9 a.m. Registration
7:15 a.m. Survivors meet at the Survivors’ Tent
7:30 – 8:40 a.m. Opening Ceremony, Pink Parade of Survivors & Photo
8:40 a.m. Aerobic Warm-up
9:00 a.m. Competitive 5K Run start
9:10 a.m. Participant 5K Run/Walk start
9:45 a.m. 1 mile Family Walk start

Susan G. Komen for the Cure® was founded in 1982 on a promise made between two sisters – Nancy Goodman Brinker and her dying sister, Susan Goodman Komen. More than 20 years later, Komen is a global leader in the fight against breast cancer through its support of innovative breast cancer research grants, meritorious awards and educational, scientific and community outreach programs around the world. Together with its Affiliate Network, corporate partners and generous donors,  Komen has raised nearly $1 billion for the fight against breast cancer.

If you’re still not sure about who or what the organization is about, allow them to explain in full detail,”We are passionate, visionary and tenacious volunteers dedicated to the Komen mission; to our promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality of care and energizing science to find the cures. The Indianapolis Affiliate is one of 121 affiliates in the nation and one of four affiliates in Indiana.”

Our local Indianapolis Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will grant $1,626,587.60 to 21 Central Indiana non-profit organizations this year. These funds come from our corporate sponsors, individual donors, and proceeds from Indianapolis Race for the Cure.

In today’s world, it is hard to imagine not knowing at least one person who has been affected by breast cancer. Whether you are a survivor yourself, related to a someone who has suffered from breast cancer or just know a friend who was had to deal with the deadly disease, use this opportunity to help out and give back to your Indianapolis community.