The promise of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.
Komen Maryland Mourns
With a heavy heart, Komen Maryland would like to share the loss of one of our biggest advocates and most inspirational friends, Julie Wilcox, who passed away on Monday, October 31, 2011.
Julie was diagnosed with breast cancer in early 2004, which returned in 2007 as Stage IV. Through it all, she remained optimistic and a pillar for her husband and two sons.
Julie began participating in the Race for the Cure to support her mother-in-law, an 18 year breast cancer survivor. Once diagnosed, she did it for herself, her mother-in-law and all others suffering from the disease. Julie became more involved with Komen Maryland and in 2008 she received the Ellen Barnet Survivor Award, the BMW Local Hero Award and became an Honorary Team New Balance member for her role as an advocate of Komen Maryland and her fundraising for the Race for the Cure.
Julie also won the Stephanie Wasson award in 2008 for the top individual fundraiser for the Race for the Cure, raising $60,149. The award was two-fold for Julie, since Stephanie was one of the first people Julie spoke with after her diagnosis.
We feel extremely fortunate to have worked so closely with Julie over the past few years and our hearts go out to her friends and family. This is a loss for the community as a whole but we hope Julie’s legacy will live on through her husband, sons, family and friends.
Thanks for an AMAZING Race!
You can still contribute by donating. Click here to do so.
Thank you to everyone who came out and participated! It was a wonderful day and we had a great turnout!
For Race results by age group, please click here. For results in the Survivor category, please click here.
Click the camera below to see this year's Race photos!
We loved seeing YOU in Hunt Valley on Sunday, October 23rd!
2011 Award Winners
Komen Maryland would like to thank all those who participated in the 2011 Race for the Cure. Below are the award winners for 2011, excluding top teams for fundraising as the deadline is Wednesday, November 23, 2011.
Stephanie Wasson Award (Top Individual Fundraiser): Kaliope Parthemos Top Kids for the Cure Fundraiser (Age 11 and under): Rachel Harbus Top Team - Number of Participants**:
1. McDonogh School
2. Constellation Energy
3. Garrison Forest School
Team Challenge Winners:
Businesses with 500+ Employees - Highest number of participants: Constellation Energy
Businesses with 500+ Employees - Highest amount of funds raised: Constellation Energy
Businesses with 499- Employees - Highest number of participants: Transformations
Businesses with 4990 Employees - Highest amount of funds raised: Thompson Creek Window Company
Schools - Highest number of participants: McDonogh School
Schools - Highest amount of funds raised: Friends School of Baltimore
Family/Social - Highest number of participants:
Mt. Pisgah A.M.E. Church
Family/Social - Highest amount of funds raised:
Keeping up with Kaliope
** The top three teams for highest amount of funds raised will be announced after the cutoff deadline of Wednesday, November 23, 2011.
Be a Part of Our New Ad Campaign
Everyone in Maryland knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer. This is the genesis for the new Komen Maryland ad campaign, which asks the public who/what they are "Racing For."
Want to participate? Show us who/what you are Racing For by uploading a photo and a caption. Click here to complete the form and submit the photo.
We want to see your inspiration for being a Komen Maryland supporter. The inspiration can be why you participate in the Race for the Cure specifically or why you support Komen Maryland throughout the year.
Thank you for the continued support and we can't wait to see your inspiration!
Thank You Team Komen Maryland participants!
The Baltimore Running Festival was held on a beautiful day and our participants who ran the full and half marathons were cheered on by the many spectators who can out to watch.
We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication and hope that you will join us next year on October 13th as we grow our program and work towards a world without breast cancer.
Thank you also to our wonderful committee and volunteers who worked do hard to make the day a success!
Can't participate in the Race? Please consider making a general donation to Komen Maryland.