On behalf of the thousands of women and men served by Susan G. Komen®-funded breast health services in the National Capital Region, thank you for joining us at the 2016 Susan G. Komen Washington, D.C. Race for the Cure®!
More than 12,000 people gathered at the Washington Monument on Saturday morning to take part in the Race. The event began with a spirited opening ceremony, with more than 1,200 inspiring survivors in attendance. We paid tribute to those who were present, and honored the loved ones we have lost to breast cancer. We enjoyed a stirring performance by Traci Braxton. We listened to the moving stories of breast cancer survivors whose lives have been touched by Komen grants, and heard from Dr. Judy Salerno and Representative Gerry Connolly. We then took to the streets of Washington, D.C. more committed and empowered than ever to keep fighting for an end to breast cancer.
Due to the outstanding efforts of our Komen Washington, D.C. Race for the Cure fundraisers, we took a great step forward in making that vision of the future a reality. As of May 9, our fundraising is on the way to nearly $750,000!
The next Susan G. Komen Washington, D.C. Race for the Cure will be held in the fall of 2017 at a new, downtown D.C. location. Registration will open later this year.