Thursday, November 14, 2013

Board Vice President, Superintendent help "Race for the Cure"

Supt. Cindy Marten and Board of Education Vice President Kevin Beiser joined more than 12,000 people who participated in the Race for the Cure 5K run and walk held Nov. 3 in Balboa Park. The event raised more than $1.1 million for breast cancer health education, screenings and research.

The Race for the Cure supports the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization that raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement. The effectiveness of Komen San Diego’s mission is entirely dependent on our network of sponsors and volunteers. Money raised by Race participants helps expand access to lifesaving screening and treatment while providing funding for cutting-edge breast cancer research.

For the past twenty years, Komen San Diego has provided tens of thousands of low-income women access to critical breast cancer screening and treatment. Our 360-degree approach is making a difference, with breast cancer mortality rates down and five-year survival rates up.

Komen supports survivors by removing barriers to lifesaving care while also investing in cutting-edge research. Every major advance in global breast cancer research in the last quarter century has been touched by Komen for the Cure dollars.