We Race and Fundraise Because...
But, when you participate and fundraise for the Race, we fight these statistics together. In 1980, the 5-year relative survival rate for women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer (cancer confined to the breast) was about 74 percent. Today, that number is 99 percent! Komen has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer - transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. This progress was made with your continued support and together we can reach our vision of a world without breast cancer.
Brittany Henderson, 2015 Face of Davidson County, NC, BRCA Gene Carrier
I race because...I have to.
I race for my friends, my family and for strangers.
I race for those who have gone before us.
I race for everyone who has ever had to hear the word "cancer".
I race for a cure.
I race because one day, I hope I won't have to.
Komen Northwest NC Faces 2014- Rased 11% of money for Race 2014