Komen Wilmington Race for the Cure Raises Funds and Awareness for the Fight to End Breast Cancer

Komen Wilmington Race for the Cure Raises Funds and Awareness for the Fight to End Breast Cancer

Komen Wilmington Race for the Cure Raises Funds and Awareness for the Fight to End Breast Cancer

WILMINGTON, NC – Over 1,000 walkers, runners and supporters gathered at Mayfaire Town Center this past Saturday for the 4th Annual Susan G. Komen Wilmington Race for the Cure®.

Runners taking off

“We are thrilled with the outcome of the race event,” said Pam Kohl, executive director of Komen NCTC. “We received tremendous support from our community, raised almost $200,000 to help people touched by breast cancer, and enjoyed a sunny day to celebrate and honor survivors. We appreciate all of our sponsors and supporters who helped make it all possible.” Fundraising for the Wilmington Race continues through March 31. Donate here.

survivors walk

Seventy five percent of net funds raised support local breast cancer education, screenings, and treatment programs. The remaining 25% supports the Komen National Research Grant Program, which funds research programs nationwide, including cutting-edge research at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Michael Crumpton of Sanford, NC won the 5K men’s division with a time of 18:01 and Makayla Obremski of Hampstead, NC took top honors in the 5K women’s category with a finish time of 19:43. Click here for race results.

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Makayla Obremski

The Komen Wilmington Race for the Cure®, presented locally by Belk and Wilmington Health, was the featured 5K of the Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon Madness Weekend.