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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.

Race for the Cure

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010!

Click here to register for our 2010 Race for the Cure
.

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® is less than a month away! Register by Wednesday, Sept. 15 to get your Race t-shirt for FREE!


We need YOUR help to make this year's Race a huge success!  Of the funds raised, 75% will stay in the state of Maryland to help residents just like you.

During 2010, an estimated 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer will occur.  A woman is diagnosed with breast cancer at the rate of once every 3 minutes.  With events like Race for the Cure®, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is combating those statistics through research, grants and educational programs.

Sign up today, start your fundraising, and be registered to win some of our great incentive prizes!  To learn more about our weekly incentive program and the great prizes that are offered, click here.  Komen Maryland wants you to successfully fundraise and provides tips, a personal donation page and additional helpful information on the Race page.

We want to hear your story about breast cancer, the Race for the Cure or Komen Maryland.  Visit our "Stories" page to submit your special and unique tale. 

We hope to see you at the Race on October 3rd!

Sponsors

Race for the Cure® sponsors needed! We are in the last month of our sponsorship campaign and we are hoping to confirm sponsors to support the 18th Annual 2010 Komen Maryland Race for the Cure® to be held in Hunt Valley on Sunday, October 3, 2010. Please contact Brittany Fowler at bfowler@komenmd.org for additional information about becoming a sponsor. The deadline is quickly approaching. 

Click here to view our Race video

Grants 

Komen Maryland is proud to announce the release of our Request for Applications for grant funding in 2011-12. Grants will be made to support collaborative and innovative programs to reduce breast cancer disparities and mortality across Maryland.

Learm more about the grant application process at one of our  FREE grant writing workshops! 

 

Special Race Registration Message


Please take a moment to view a special message from your friends at Komen Maryland.  Thank you for supporting our mission.

Promise Me

Promise Me is the inspirational story of how a promise made to a dying sister ignited the global breast cancer movement.  Nancy G. Brinker, Founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, shares the powerful story about her thirty-year-long mission to change the way the world though of, spoke of, and treated breast cancer.
 
Nancy G. Brinker, founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, will be in Baltimore on November 4th to sign copies of Promise Me. The book signing will take place at the Barnes and Noble in Pikesville from   7 p.m. - 9 p.m..
 
"More than 25 years ago, Nancy's love for her cherished sister sparked a promise to fight breast cancer.  Today, that promise has launched a global movement to end breast cancer, and Nancy is fulfilling her promise to women all around the world.  Promise Me is an inspiring tribute to a sister's love and a must-read for all who know the pink ribbon"
- Laura Bush, former first lady and author of Spoken from the Heart
 
"Promise Me emotionally and elegantly chronicles how sisterly love changed the course of modern medicine by catalyzing women around the world to battle breast cancer."
- Mehmet Oz M.D., Host, The Dr. Oz Show and Professor and Vice-Chair of Surgery, NYP/Columbia
 
Help Promise Me reach the best seller list by
pre-ordering your copy today!

Education

Komen Maryland is pleased
to announce the publication
of the 2009 edition of our Resource Guide for Breast
Health and Healing!

This updated edition has
new sections on breast
cancer and new entries in
the resource directory for each County Download
it today
!

Volunteers

Please visit our Volunteer Center to apply for all available year round volunteer opportunities.

A brand to trust

The results are in! Harris Interactive honors Komen for the Cure in 2010 non-profit rankings.