SUSAN G. KOMEN® CHARLOTTE RACE FOR THE CURE PRESENTED BY NOVANT HEALTH TAKING PLACE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2nd
Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Contact: Simone McDowell
Email: [email protected]
Site: www.komen.org /charlotterace
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SUSAN G. KOMEN® CHARLOTTE RACE FOR THE CURE PRESENTED BY NOVANT HEALTH
TAKING PLACE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2nd
Komen commemorates 25 years of fighting breast cancer with signature event
September 23, 2021 – Susan G. Komen announced its signature fundraising event, Charlotte Race for the Cure®, presented by Novant Health, which raises funds and support for research, education, screening and treatment, will take place on Saturday, October 2nd.
The 25th Anniversary Charlotte Race for the Cure is a day where we can put aside everything else in our lives and share our stories, our laughter, and our tears to raise money that saves lives while we celebrate survivors, those living with breast cancer, and honor loved ones lost.
The day will feature a digital opening ceremony at 8AM, followed by opportunities to join with the rest of the Komen community at Pink Pathways throughout the area. Pink Pathways are informal meet up spots where volunteers can invite others to join them for the morning to log their miles. They will provide an opportunity to get together in PINK, but in smaller groups to make sure everyone is able to social distance and stay safe!
Pink Pathway Locations
Uptown Pink Pathway |First Ward Park – 301 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Hosted by: Mia Perry
Matthews | McAlpine Creek Park – 8711 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28212
Hosted by: Tyler Hamilton Larmee, Breasts of Steel
Kannapolis | 211 West Avenue, Kannapolis, NC 28081
Hosted by: Sonja Allison, Sonja’s Soldiers and Linn Ritchie, Amy’s Army
Ballantyne | Ballantyne’s Backyard Park – 1611 North Community House Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277
Hosted by: Alyson Keller, Keller Carolina Group
Cotswold | Trinity Church – 3115 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211
Hosted by: Neel Stallings, Neel Kick BC’s Butt
“This has been a time of flux in our world and it feels good to come together, in the ways we feel most comfortable for each of us, as one community of hope and compassion, united by a desire to save lives from breast cancer,” said Kelly Hendricks, Development Director for Charlotte.
The local event brings together a community of hope and compassion to raise funds to save lives from breast cancer. Funds raised support Komen’s advocacy, research investments and support of people facing breast cancer today, ensuring everyone can get the care they need to live.
Prior to the race, Susan G. Komen will host Power of One week, which is ONE final week, and ONE final push to make a HUGE impact in the fight against breast cancer. From September 27 to October 1st, the community will come together through a variety of activities to raise funds including:
Power of ONE Week – Monday
Monday, September 27, 2021 | ONE Mission Monday
Learn how your fundraising supports Susan G. Komen’s Pillars of Research, Care, Community, and Action with videos and mission facts shared in our Facebook Group.
Power of ONE Week – Tuesday
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | My ONE Tuesday
Who do you Race for? Post a memento to your ONE on our digital wall with a photo and/or message here. Then, download and fill out your back sign to wear on Race Day.
Power of ONE Week – Wednesday
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 | ONE Community Wednesday
Join us in the virtual Komen Kitchen for a Charcuterie 101 class at 6PM with Babe and Butcher! Tune into the class here.
Power of ONE Week -Thursday
Thursday, September 30, 2021 | Celebrate ONE Thursday
Warm up for Race Day with donation-based community workouts in your area!
ISI Elite Training | 6:30PM | 2452 Park Road, Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28203
Deck out in PINK and sweat for the cure in a 50-minute, high energy, group functional fitness session!
Anyone who donates will receive a free week of ISI sessions AND entry into a Yeti cooler giveaway!
Dance Where You Are with ComMotion | 7:00PM | Virtual
Learn some new moves while helping fight breast cancer! This online dance party is easy and fun for people of all ages and abilities. Register here to receive the link.
Power of ONE Week – Friday
Friday, October 1, 2021, | ONE Funday Friday
Show your spirit by decorating your sidewalk or driveway with chalk and let your neighbors know that you’re participating in the Race for the Cure. Be sure to share your chalk art photos in our Facebook Group!
Novant Health has supported Susan G. Komen as the local presenting sponsor since its inception in the Charlotte community and will host the following packet pick-up locations for this year’s event:
Race Packet Pick Up Locations
Saturday, Sept. 25, 9am-1pm |Presbyterian Medical Center – 200 Hawthorne Ln, Charlotte, NC 28204
Monday, Sept. 27, 4pm-7pm | Matthews Medial Center – 1500 Matthews Township Pkwy, Matthews, NC 28105
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 4pm-7pm | Huntersville Medical Center – 10030 Gilead Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078
To register for the Susan G. Komen® – 2021 25th Anniversary Race for the Cure or learn more information, please visit www.komen.org /charlotterace. The participation cost is $30 for adults and $15 for youth and everyone who takes part will receive a free t-shirt.
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About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen® is the world’s leading nonprofit breast cancer organization, working to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Komen has an unmatched, comprehensive 360-degree approach to fighting this disease across all fronts and supporting millions of people in the U.S. and in countries worldwide. We advocate for patients, drive research breakthroughs, improve access to high-quality care, offer direct patient support and empower people with trustworthy information. Founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life, Komen remains committed to supporting those affected by breast cancer today, while tirelessly searching for tomorrow’s cures. Visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social media at www.komen.org/contact-us/follow-us/.