Komen Race Changes Name to Recognize Global Impact of Breast Cancer

by: cancercompass

Susan G. Komen for the Cure added the term "Global" to its famous race title to highlight the "growing breast cancer crisis worldwide," said the foundation in a recent press release.

Registration began this month for the "first-ever" Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure. The 5k run or walk will be held June 6, 2009 on the Washington D.C. National Mall.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure expects more than 50,000 people to participate this year in raising more than $6.1 million, of which 75% will be used to help communities in the Washington D.C. area.