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About the New Jersey Race For the Cure®

In 1983, Nancy Brinker created the first Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Race for the Cure® in Central and South Jersey, Texas with 800 participants. Today, the Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world.

In addition to raising funds, the Komen Race for the Cure® Series is committed to educating the public about early detection, the strongest method of surviving this life-threatening disease. The five-year survival rate is 95 percent when the disease is discovered while still confined to the breast.

The Komen Race for the Cure® Series helps raise awareness of the importance of a positive breast health program – monthly breast self-examinations for all women beginning at age 20, clinical breast exams every three years beginning at age 20 and annually at age 40, and annual mammography beginning by age 40.

The Komen Race for the Cure® Series raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.

Through the support of our signature fundraiser, the New Jersey Race for the Cure®, other Komen events, individual donations and corporate support, Komen Central and South Jersey will raise more than $ 2 million this year to programs that aim to fulfill our mission of eradicating breast cancer as a life-threatening disease.

  • 75% of the net proceeds raised by Komen Greater Central and South Jersey is dedicated to local breast health and breast cancer programming in the Komen Greater Central and South Jersey service area, which includes the 13 counties of
  • 25% of our net proceeds funds national breast cancer research through the Komen Foundation Research Program.

The New Jersey Race For The Cure® is a celebration and a demonstration of hope, courage and support in the fight against breast cancer



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