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SUSAN G. KOMEN® HAWAII ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL 2020 RACE FOR THE CURE
Decision Prioritizes and Protects Participants’ Health and Safety During COVID-19

EVENT DAY INFORMATION
2020 Komen Hawaii Virtual Race for the Cure®
Sunday, October 11, 2020
Race Where You Are
Honolulu, HI

Susan G. Komen® Hawaii today announced the 2020 KOMEN HAWAII RACE FOR THE CURE will be held virtually this year. Originally planned for Sunday, October 11, 2020 at Kapiolani Park, the event will now take place on Sunday, October 11, 2020 on the Race for the Cure app and on the Komen Hawaii social media pages on Facebook and Instagram @KomenHawaii.

“As an organization dedicated to saving lives, it is so important to protect the health of our participants, many of whom are breast cancer survivors or are currently in treatment for the disease. Therefore, we will be leveraging technology this year to ensure we can walk together – even if we can’t be together – because breast cancer is not cancelled,” said Komen Hawaii Executive Director Rolanda Morgan.   

Komen noted that the RACE FOR THE CURE serves two important purposes – it is an important fundraiser that fuels Komen’s breast cancer research and patient support efforts, and it provides all those touched by breast cancer a sense of being a part of a large compassionate community committed to making a difference in the fight against breast cancer. 

“We believe we can preserve the sense of community through this new virtual fundraising race, even though we will be race where we are,” added Race Chairwoman Kathleen Young.  “The added benefit of this new virtual experience is that people who previously couldn’t attend in-person due to their health or scheduling conflicts, will now be able to participate and be part of the community of hope.” 
There is no fee to register for the virtual fundraising event this year or to access the online fundraising tools.  Any registration fees made prior to this transition will now count towards the participants personal or team fundraising goal.

To register, visit
www.KomenHawaii.org.

The RACE FOR THE CURE mobile application will be available for free download in the iTunes App Store and Google Play beginning in early august.

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
komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.
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About Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Hawaii Affiliate

Susan G. Komen is the world's largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any nonprofit, and provides funds that support vital services for those who are facing the disease. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her younger sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would dedicate her life to finding an end to the disease that claimed Suzy's life.

Susan G. Komen Hawaii is dedicated to combating breast cancer at every front.

Our Vision - A world without breast cancer.

Our Mission - Eradicating breast cancer as a life-threatening disease through the advancement of research, education, screening, and treatment

Where your money goes:

Up to 75 percent of the Affiliate's net income goes toward funding grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening, and treatment programs for medically underserved women. On a national level, the remaining net income supports Komen's research portfolio that funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world.

Our History:

The Hawaii Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, established in 1999, sponsors fundraising events including the Komen Hawaii Race for the Cure®.In 1995, the first Komen Hawaii Race for the Cure® was held in Honolulu with 800 participants. The Annual Susan G. Komen Hawaii Race for the Cure® continues to grow each year. Our goal is to have 7,000 runners or walkers participating this year, with the shared goal to raise funds to support screening, treatment and prevention through education for the underinsured and uninsured women of Hawaii.

Mission Focus - To expand Komen's mission throughout the Hawaiian Islands by supporting and promoting collaborations among Hawaii's healthcare providers, businesses and community organizations; enabling implementation of culturally sensitive education, screening and treatment programs; thereby translating our vision into reality.

Susan G. Komen Hawaii's footprint impacts all of Hawaii. Thanks to the thousands of people who participant in the Susan G. Komen Hawaii Race for the Cure® and other Affiliate events each year, dedicated corporate partners and generous donors, Komen Hawaii is playing a vital role in fighting breast cancer and supporting critical breast health services in our community.Komen Hawaii Events

Participate in an Event

Whether you are a golfer, a bowler, a chef or a runner, you can contribute to the fight against breast cancer 365 days a year. By participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® or another Komen event, you become part of a grassroots network that has changed the way the world talks about and treats breast cancer. You can make a difference as you celebrate survivorship, honor those who have lost their battle, and most importantly, raise funds and awareness for the fight against this life-threatening disease. There are many different ways to support Komen's mission.

There are many different ways to support Komen's mission

We offer a variety of events, from bowling to cooking to golfing and driving, in an effort to raise money for and awareness of our battle against breast cancer. There are opportunities to join the fight where you live, work and play.

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About Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a type of cancer where cells in the breast tissue divide and grow without normal control. Except for skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the U.S. Breast cancer knows no boundaries - be it age, gender, socio-economic status or geographic location. But there is hope. Thanks to heightened awareness, early detection, improved treatment methods and increased access to breast health services, people have a greater chance of survival than ever before.

Making sense of the ever-changing world of breast cancer can be very overwhelming though. The Understanding Breast Cancer section of komen.org is your one-stop resource for the latest information on breast cancer risk factors, early detection and screening, diagnosis, treatment and support. You can also find information on integrative and complementary therapies, life after treatment, quality of care and much more.

The Understanding Breast Cancer section was co-developed with Harvard Medical School faculty and Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center staff.

Komen Race for the Cure
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the largest series of 5k run/fitness walks in the world. You can run or walk the 5k route, with a team or as an individual. All registration fees include the official Komen Race for the Cure T-shirt and Race bib.

Walk
Register to walk with us in either our 5K or one mile event.

Run
Register to run the Race in either our 5K or one mile event.

Teams
Register to walk or run by starting a Race team or joining an existing team.

Fundraise
Take your participation in the Race to the next level. Registration fees get us to the start line, but your fundraising helps to save ives and fund research. You'll be surprised how easy it is to start! Fundraise, make a great impact and be rewarded.

Survivors
Whether you register to walk or run, if you indicate that you are a breast cancer survivor during registration you will receive a pink survivor T-shirt, hat and bib along with your Race T-shirt. Be sure to take part in our Race Day Survivor Recognition Program generously sponsored by Zeta Tau Alpha.

Volunteer
Volunteers are an integral part of the Komen Organization. The Race for the Cure would not be possible without the help of hundreds of committed volunteers. Join an amazing group of individuals that dedicate their time, talent and energy to our great cause.
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