Portland, OR. Thousands are stepping up to the line for Race for the Cure and even before the race, organizers are halfway to their goal of $700,000. The annual fundraiser fuels Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington’s mission to educate the public about breast cancer, provides support resources, and funds research.

According to Susan G. Komen, one in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime and 40,000 will die annually. “The fight has never been more real. This event is important because it generates nearly 50 percent of the revenue needed to fuel our work locally,” says Ann Berryman, Director of Development and Communications.

Here’s a map of the course for the September 16th event:

The 5K fun run/walk begins at 9am, and the 1-mile family walk begins at 9:30 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Online registration is at komenoregon.org. 

In the last 27 years, Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington has funneled nearly $19.8 million into programs that prioritize the importance of improving and building on the quality of life for survivors and forever fighters, emphasize the value of early detection and screenings, as well as financial assistance for accessto treatment. Another $12.4 million has been dedicated to local cutting-edge research.

Top Participants, so far, for 2018

Janine Wolf
Karen Caldwell
Jennifer Coughlin
Nancy Stanek
Candace Griffin
Michelle Caplan
Tina Foster
Dan Karthas
Bob Ani
Wendy Pederson


From Susan G. Komen:

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing realtime help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $920 million in research and provided more than $2 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.