Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created.
The event raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.
This Race is unique in the fact that 100% of the net proceeds are allocated to our mission. 75 percent of the net income stays in our community to help fund local programs offering breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment. The remaining 25 percent of the net income supports the Susan G. Komen® Grants Program.
The first Komen Tidewater Race for the Cure® was held in 1999. With over 3,500 participants, it was one of the largest ever participation level for a Komen first year race. In 15 years, Komen Tidewater has been able to grant out over $4.7 million into the 22 cities and county of our service area to provide uninsured and underinsured Virginians with vital breast health services. By Participating in Race for the Cure, you are becoming a part of Komen Tidewater’s mission to end breast cancer forever.