Register Now for the 2015 Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure®

Race_2015_WebBanner_Register1_largeThe 2015 Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure® will take place in downtown St. Louis on Saturday, June 13.

Registration is open now at www.komenstlouis.org.

The Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure is one of the largest Komen Race events in the world and is Komen St. Louis’ signature fundraising event.

Race registration fees, fundraising and donations help raise vital funds for life-saving breast health and breast cancer services for the women, men and families most in need and most at risk in Komen St. Louis’ 17-county Missouri and Illinois service area.

These funds also support cutting-edge breast cancer research in St. Louis and beyond.

Because of all who have registered, sponsored, fundraised and donated to the Komen St. Louis Race since 1999, more than 100 percent of the funds raised here has remained in and returned to the St. Louis region.

The theme for the 2015 Komen St. Louis Race is What Gives Me Strength.

It gives Komen St. Louis strength to know that our community is behind us as we work every day to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

Register for the Race now at www.komenstlouis.org.

Form a Team. Join a Team. Register as an individual participant. Or choose to Sleep In for the Cure.

Build a Team of your family, friends and coworkers. Recruit others to Race with you. Help raise additional funds by fundraising above and beyond your registration fee.

We can’t do this without you. And with you, we can be a tremendous force of strength in the fight against breast cancer.

For more information and to register for the 2015 Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure, visit www.komenstlouis.org.

 

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I Race for My Family

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Mindy and her family

I race so my mom, my daughter and everyone else in my family have hope of a world free of breast cancer.

– Mindy Bucher, Komen St. Louis Volunteer

Join us for the 16th Annual Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure on Saturday, June 14. Visit www.komenstlouis.org.

Why do you race? Share your story: prstories@komenstlouis.org.

I Race for My Grandmother

Race Large Banner_2014Guest Writer: Emily Warrick, Komen St. Louis Development Manager

I race for my Grandmother, Martha Elizabeth (Libby) Warrick, who lost her brave battle with breast cancer just six weeks before I was born.

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Libby Warrick at her son’s wedding in 1981, one year after her breast cancer diagnosis

She was cheerfully optimistic throughout her treatments, and believed that the “silver lining” to having breast cancer was that it allowed her son (my dad) to meet and eventually marry my mom (her radiation therapist providing treatments).

I race so that one day no one will have to lose loved ones to this disease.

Join us for the 16th Annual Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure on Saturday, June 14. Visit www.komenstlouis.org.

Why do you race? Share your story: prstories@komenstlouis.org.

I Race for Jan

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Jeania Lowery and her daughter Meagan walk in the Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure every year.

Meagan and Jeania at the 2013 Komen St. Louis Race

Meagan and Jeania at the 2013 Komen St. Louis Race

Here’s why:

“I race for a dear friend, Jan, who lost her fight with breast cancer many years ago. She never lost her spirit and fun for life! She inspired all who loved her with her courage and ever-giving smile.”

Join us for the 16th Annual Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure on Saturday, June 14. Visit www.komenstlouis.org.

Why do you race? Share your story: prstories@komenstlouis.org.

I Race for My Mom

Race Large Banner_2014Guest Writer: Kate L. from St. Louis

I race for my mom. She has survived breast cancer not once but twice.

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Kate’s mom with her oldest grandchild

The first time she was diagnosed was in 1997, and her first grandchild had just been born, which gave her a huge reason to fight. She never complained and tried to do a lot of the recovery on her own. I always felt bad that I didn’t realize how much help she really needed.

Then the cancer came back in 2011, and once again she had a tough battle to fight. This time I did as much as I could to help her and realized firsthand how tough the battle is. Maybe because she’s older, or maybe because she hid it so well the first time, but I now know what a fight it is to recover.

I see so many people battle it out now and want to be there to support those very strong women and men who refuse to give up. That is why I will never miss a Race. We will fight ‘til this disease is extinct!

Join us for the 16th Annual Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure on Saturday, June 14. Visit www.komenstlouis.org. Why do you race? Share your story: prstories@komenstlouis.org.

15 Weeks ’til Our 15th Race!

Guest Writer: Sharon Korn, 2013 Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure Co-Chair

Here we are, just 15 weeks away from painting St. Louis pink, celebrating breast cancer survivors and raising funds to fight breast cancer! This will be the 15th time we’ve gathered downtown for the Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure – my 7th as a volunteer. The thought of it gives me goosebumps – that moment when, almost magically before our eyes, 50,000 people show up to walk, run and bring hope!

Trina Claggett and Sharon Korn, 2013 Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure Co-Chairs

Trina Claggett and Sharon Korn, 2013 Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure Co-Chairs

We started planning the 2013 Race as soon as we caught up on our sleep after last year’s! It really does take a village to make it happen. Eleven committees and hundreds of dedicated volunteers work through thousands of details – from T-shirts and registration to security and porta-potties, and lots of stuff in between.

If you’re reading this blog, you are no doubt committed to Komen St. Louis, and I thank you! Encourage your family and friends to get involved and help us celebrate year 15. Ask them to register for the Race, volunteer and donate. Together, one Race at a time, we really are making a difference!