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23rd Annual Komen Detroit Race for the Cure® June 7 at Chene Park, Detroit

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DETROIT, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 23rd Annual Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure®, locally presented by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute will be Saturday, June 7 at Chene Park on Detroit's riverfront. With the same mission of ending breast cancer, the 23-year tradition will still be celebrating survivors and honoring loved ones at an exciting new location, with the 5K walk and competitive run down East Jefferson.

Get ready to be inspired! The 23rd Annual Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure, locally presented by the Karmanos Cancer Institute, is Saturday, June 7 at Chene Park in Detroit. Onsite registration will be available. For more information visit http://www.karmanoscancer.org/KomenDetroit/racedayinfo.aspx or call 1-800-527-6266. (Photo by Wayne Fisk)

Since its inception in 1992, the Komen Detroit Race has raised and invested more than $25 million to support needs-based breast health programs in our community and fund breast cancer research in Michigan and around the world.   

Registration continues through Race day with a variety of options: online through June 5 and in-person at several locations through Friday, and finally onsite at Chene Park until just before 9 a.m. Prices range depending on when and where you register.  

Fees onsite Saturday, June 7 (lower fees through Friday):

  • Adults age 18 – 64: $50
  • Youths age 6 – 17 and Seniors age 65 and older: $25
  • Children ages 5 and under are free but must be officially registered by a parent or guardian to participate.

All registrations include a Race packet with 2014 t-shirt and numbered bib which must be worn at the event. Survivors receive an additional pink shirt, hat and a commemorative lapel pin. Pins will be available for sale to others. For additional questions call 1-800-KARMANOS (1-800-527-6266).


Known as "one of the best days in the city of Detroit," the June 7 Komen Detroit Race for the Cure® has something for everyone. Ten thousand pink ribbons will decorate the East Jefferson Ave. route where 20 bands and entertainment groups will perform; sponsors and other booths around Chene Park will have giveaways and offer exciting activities.

WHAT:          23rd Annual Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure® 
                     5K Competitive Run and Noncompetitive Walk 
                     Locally presented by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
                     Michigan's largest breast cancer event

WHEN:          Saturday, June 7, 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
                     7 a.m.: Street closures begin; onsite registration starts; all booths open 
                     8 a.m.: Opening Ceremony honoring survivors and lost loved ones  
                     9 a.m.: 5K Run followed by 5K Walk  
                    10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Closing Ceremony with runner and team awards

WHERE:        Chene Park, 2600 Atwater St., on Detroit's Riverfront

WHY:            To save lives and end breast cancer forever.


Children's Activities Area

Survivor Café 

10,000 pink ribbons and WSU ArtsCorpsDetroit figures

Survivor Trolley

20 bands/entertainment groups

Numerous sponsor giveaways

Pink carpet-runway for Survivors

Shop for the Cure®

Warriors in Pink Drummers, powered by Ford

Warriors in Pink apparel

Ford Warriors in Pink interactive experience

New Balance Lace up for the Cure® gear

Memorial Site – communal art

Closing Ceremony with runner and team awards

Surprises from Route Neighbors far and wide

Local media personalities

Many metro Detroit businesses will be offering incentives to Race registrants wearing a 2014 Race t-shirt.


For more than three decades, Susan G. Komen has been seeking cures and helping low-income, uninsured and under-served people access life-saving breast cancer screening, education and treatment support. In metro Detroit, since 1992, the Komen Detroit Race has raised and invested over $25 million to help end breast cancer. Each year, the Race awards 75 percent of the net proceeds to breast cancer programs in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. The remaining 25 percent funds breast cancer research grants awarded through Susan G. Komen.

The 2013 Komen Detroit Race for the Cure® awarded more than $1 million to local needs-based community programs and contributed $291,700 to Komen's Award and Research Grant Program, benefitting scientists around the world and here at home.

The Karmanos Cancer Institute has served as the local presenting sponsor of the Komen Detroit Race for the Cure® since its inception in 1992. 

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About Susan G. Komen
Susan G. Komen is the world's largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $800 million in research and provided more than $1.6 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy's life. Judith A. Salerno, M.D., M.S., is the organization's president and chief executive officer. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with Susan G. Komen on Facebook at facebook.com/susangkomen and Twitter @SusanGKomen.

Komen Detroit Race for the Cure is a top-tier event in Komen's international series of 5Ks in which 1.6 million will participate this year. Locally presented by Karmanos Cancer Institute since Detroit's first Race in 1992, Komen Detroit has raised and invested more than $25 million. Operating as a year-round community resource, Komen Detroit provides needs-based community grants, breast cancer education, patient and family navigation, public policy/advocacy and volunteer opportunities. To connect, visit the website at www.karmanoscancer.org/KomenDetroit, like us on Facebook facebook.com/komendetroit, follow Komen Detroit on Twitter twitter.com/komendetroit, email raceforthecure@karmanos.org or call 800 KARMANOS (800 527-6266) or248.304.2080.

About The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.  
Located in mid-town Detroit, Michigan, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, a subsidiary of McLaren Health Care, is one of 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Karmanos is among the nation's best cancer centers. Through the commitment of 1,000 staff, including nearly 300 physicians and researchers on faculty at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and supported by thousands of volunteer and financial donors, Karmanos strives to prevent, detect and eradicate all forms of cancer. Its long-term partnership with the WSU School of Medicine enhances the collaboration of critical research and academics related to cancer care. Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., is the Institute's president and chief executive officer. For more information call 1-800-KARMANOS or go to www.karmanos.org

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