Komen Arkansas Race for the Cure®
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Downtown Little Rock
Currently in its 24th year, this premier run and walk event turns downtown Little Rock pink in October. The race attracted nearly 25,000 participants and raised over $1.1 million in 2016. With activities for all ages and celebrations for breast cancer survivors, this is truly more than a race.
The Impact of Racing with Komen Arkansas
It's about more than pink, a ribbon or a race. Breast Cancer is a disease that affects too many lives. Susan G. Komen Arkansas is making a difference by fighting breast cancer on all fronts. The way we use donated funds is a compelling and unique part of our story because it pairs a dedication to individuals in our community with a committment to deliver advancements in research.
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Funds raised here help save lives here. 75% of the money we receive remains in our community as a source of help for those in need. It helps pay for services (including screenings, assistance with treatment, education and survivor support) that benefit local women and men.
Funds raised here fuel groundbreaking breast cancer research at home and abroad. Komen dollars have touched every major advancement in breast cancer research for the last 30 years. 25% of the money we receive is dedicated to research that happens in our community, across the United States and all around the world. The money supports the very best research endeavors aimed at discovering cancer causes and treatments. And ultimately, the cure.