Why We Fundraise

Why do we fundraise for breast cancer cures?

  • Because today in Metro Atlanta, 7 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • Because every day in Metro Atlanta, 1 person will lose their life to breast cancer.
  • Because this week, 19 cases of late-stage breast cancer will be diagnosed in Metro Atlanta.
  • Because breast cancer knows no boundaries. It affects people of every age, gender, socio-economic status and location.
  • Because African American women in Metro Atlanta have a breast cancer death rate 40% higher than the national rate.
  • Because it’s time to go beyond breast cancer awareness. It’s time to take action! It's time to be More Than Pink™.


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Take Action

We can fight these statistics together. Join the breast cancer movement by fundraising for the Komen Atlanta Race for the Cure®.

Your fundraising has the power to make a true impact. Just consider how far we have come, thanks in part to supporters like you:

  • In Komen Atlanta's 26 years of service, we have provided more than $28 million to fund programs in Atlanta to provide breast cancer screenings, education, and survivor support.
  • The national Race for the Cure® series has raised more than $2 billion to help fund research, education, screening and treatment.
  • In 1980, the 5-year relative survival rate for women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer was about 74 percent. Today, that number is 99 percent.
  • Since our founding in 1982, Susan G. Komen’s national research program has invested in cutting-edge research that has helped make major breakthroughs possible.

Race for the Cure® is your opportunity to turn your support for the breast cancer movement into action. Prove that you are More Than Pink, and help us end breast cancer forever.

Register or log in to fundraise today!

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Race Day Information

Komen Atlanta Race for the CureŽ

Saturday, June 24, 2017

3393 Peachtree Rd NE

Atlanta, GA 30326

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