SUSAN G. KOMEN DALLAS RACE FOR THE CURE® MAKES IT TO THE FINISH LINE

After months of planning and fundraising, Susan G. Komen® Dallas County
reaches their goal of $1 million.

DALLAS, TX – December 8, 2017 – This year marked the 35th Anniversary of the Susan G. Komen Dallas Race for the Cure®. The Race originated in Dallas in 1983 with 800 women. On October 28, 2017 over 13,000 men, women and children, including nearly 1,000 breast cancer survivors, celebrated the Dallas Race for the Cure at NorthPark Center.

The Dallas Race for the Cure, presented by Tom Thumb Albertsons, is annually the largest fundraiser of the year for Susan G. Komen® Dallas County.  Fundraising for the Race closed on November 27th. Registration fees, individual and team fundraising, and corporate sponsorship combined helped Komen Dallas County to not only reach their goal of $1 million, but exceed it with nearly $1.3 million raised.

The top five survivor fundraisers were Joyce Flatt, Patti Estrada, Donna Allen, Kelly Rose and Jennifer Lucas.  The top three overall fundraisers (exclusive of the top five survivor fundraisers) were Kathy Bleikamp, Cynthia Smith and Michelle Henderson. Combined, these eight women raised close to $105,000.

“Our volunteers, Race registrants, fundraisers and sponsors really did an outstanding job. They made out 35th anniversary extra special by pushing us over our goal and we are excited about the opportunities

The funds raised from the 2017 Race will provide life-saving breast health services to uninsured and underinsured women and men living in Dallas County. Services include education, screening, diagnostics, treatment, patient navigation and transportation programs.

Last year, during the 2016-2017 grant cycle, Komen Dallas County granted over $750,000 to local programs. These programs provided nearly 6,500 total service, including 1,457 mammograms, 569 diagnostic tests and 49 detected breast cancers.

Since its inception in 1992, Komen Dallas County has invested almost $26 million in local breast health agencies and organizations, as well as nearly $8 million, including over $350,000 during the 2016-2017 grant year, solely towards national breast cancer research.

Community Partners for the 2017-2018 grant cycle with be announced at the 2018 Promise Breakfast, to be hosted in Dallas in the spring of 2018.

About Susan G. Komen® Dallas County

Susan G. Komen® Dallas County is the local source for funding breast cancer education, screening and treatment in Dallas County, serving thousands of Dallas County women in 30 cities. Through events like the Susan G. Komen Dallas Race for the Cure®, Komen Dallas County funds life-saving breast health services to help uninsured and underinsured residents in the fight today. We’re also helping to save the lives of your children and grandchildren through our funding of cutting-edge research to find the cures so that future generations will not have to face this devastating disease. For more information visit komen-dallas.org or call 214-750-7223.