The 26th annual Susan G. Komen Greater New York City Race for the Cure® — the premier fundraiser of Susan G. Komen® Greater NYC — will be held on Saturday, September 10th in New York City’s Central Park. The Race Grand Marshal for will be TODAY Show anchor, journalist, author, and breast cancer survivor Hoda Kotb. The event raises millions each year to provide funds for breast cancer research and access to vital breast health services for medically underserved New Yorkers who might otherwise go without breast health screening, treatment and support services.
For the first time, this year’s Race will take place on a Saturday out of respect for the 15th anniversary of 9/11, which falls on the regularly scheduled Race date.
Returning this year is Kids for the Cure®, which provides registration for children ages 3 to 12 including kid-sized t-shirts and bibs, and the Kids Fun Run, which takes place before the Race at 8:10 am.
Founded in 1990, Susan G. Komen Greater NYC has awarded nearly $55 million in grants to a wide variety of community partners and invested in cutting-edge breast cancer research programs. In the last five years alone, Komen Greater NYC has helped 657,000 women, men and families in New York City, on Long Island, and in Westchester and Rockland Counties. This year, Komen Greater NYC is awarding $1.3 million to 24 local breast health programs as well as more than $650,000 for national breast cancer research to find the cures.
Third year medical resident and Instagram sensation @Doctor.Mike, The “InstaDogs,” a group of dogs with big social media followings, including:@Mochiandthecity, @TacoandChalupa, @HudsontheGoldenDoodle and @SamsontheDood will all attend.
Starting at at 9:00 am race participants will walk or run the 5K — 3.1 mile — course through Central Park, starting across from the American Museum of Natural History and ending near the Bandshell (adjacent to Bethesda Terrace) in Central Park. The Race also includes a special shortened course for the disabled, elderly, cancer survivors undergoing treatment and others who cannot finish the complete route.
National Race Series Presenting Sponsor: Bank of America
National Race Series Sponsors: American Airlines, Ford Motor Company, New Balance Athletic Shoe Company, Inc., SELF Magazine, Walgreens