Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Announces Passing the Promise Grant Award Winners

Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Announces Passing the Promise Grant Award Winners

SUSAN G. KOMEN NORTH CAROLINA TRIANGLE TO THE COAST ANNOUNCES PASSING THE PROMISE GRANT AWARD WINNERS

Wilmington, NC— Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast is pleased to award two community health organizations with Passing the Promise grants for the 3rd Annual Komen Wilmington Race for the Cure®.

Survivors at the 2nd Annual Komen Wilmington Race for the Cure®

Survivors at the 2nd Annual Komen Wilmington Race for the Cure®

“Year after year, the Race for the Cure continues to create an atmosphere of inspiration and hope for the lives touched by breast cancer,” said Pam Kohl, executive director of the Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate. “The more people that can be introduced to this experience and connect with others, the more effective it is.”

Sampson County Health Department and Onslow Memorial Hospital were awarded this grant to bring breast cancer survivors and their caregivers (co-survivors) to the Komen Wilmington Race for the Cure® on Saturday, March 7th..

The Passing the Promise Grant was created in memory of Jeanne Peck, founder of the Komen Triangle Race for the Cure, with the goal of realizing her vision of making the Race an event that embraces all survivors and co-survivors, regardless of their county of residence or ability to pay registration fees.

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® raises funds and awareness in the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.  Breast cancer knows no boundaries — not age, gender, socio-economic status or geographic location.

The Komen Wilmington Race will feature 5K Race/Walks, a Family Fun  Zone, and a Survivor Breakfast, all in support of a cause dedicated to saving lives.

 

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About Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast

The Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate serves 29 counties in central and eastern North Carolina; holding two annual Race for the Cure events in Raleigh (June 13, 2015) and in Wilmington (March 7, 2015). Since its first Race in 1997, nearly $15 million has been raised and used locally for breast cancer research, education, advocacy, health services and social programs. Twenty five percent of net funds raised support cutting-edge national breast cancer research to develop treatments and find a cure. Last year in the Triangle, Komen awarded $2 million in national breast cancer research grants to Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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