Star Staff Reports
The Memphis-MidSouth Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® will host its 21st Annual Race for the Cure® Saturday, Oct. 26 at Carriage Crossing in Collierville.
Funds raised by the annual Race are primarily dedicated to providing local breast cancer screenings, education, support and treatment programs for area women and men who are either uninsured or underserved.
Since 1993, the Memphis-MidSouth Affiliate has funded over $8.35 million in local grants to community health programs. The Affiliate has also directed over $2 million to breast cancer research at the national level.
“We will continue to support innovative research and provide the lifesaving funds to combat breast cancer at every front,” said Elaine Hare, Executive Director of Komen Memphis-MidSouth. “We are able to keep improving access to breast health resources for more Mid-South women in need due to the tremendous community support we receive from our Annual Race for the Cure®.”
In 2012, the Affiliate expanded its service area to include an additional 16 counties across two states, and funds from this year’s Race will go to meet the larger needs of the region. The Memphis-MidSouth Affiliate serves 21 counties; 14 in West Tennessee and 7 in Mississippi.
Carriage Crossing is located at 4674 Merchants Park Circle, in Collierville. You can register for Race for the Cure® online at www.komenmemphis.org or visit the Komen Memphis office at Carrefour at Kirby Woods.
The Memphis-MidSouth Affiliate of Susan G. Komen works to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the Mid-South community, joining more than 1 million breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe as part of the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting the disease.
For more information, call (901) 757-8686 or visit www.komenmemphis.org.