2020 Triangle Race for the Cure Rescheduled
Susan G. Komen® NC Triangle to the Coast To Now Hold 2020 Triangle Race for the Cure on September 12 Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
RALEIGH – March 21, 2020 – To protect the community and stem the spread of COVID-19, Susan G. Komen® NC Triangle to the Coast announced today it is rescheduling its 24th Annual Triangle Race for the Cure planned for May 2, to Saturday, September 12, 2020.
Locally presented by Duke Cancer Institute and hosted by the Research Triangle Park, the annual Race for the Cure event typically draws thousands of participants. An official decision was made on Wednesday, March 18, during an emergency meeting of the Board of Directors.
“While it is disappointing that we cannot celebrate at our Triangle Race for the Cure in May, we will remain vigilant and mindful of those we serve, and hold steadfast in our commitment to save lives from breast cancer now and in the future,” shared Krista Park Berry, acting executive director at Komen NC Triangle to the Coast. “We appreciate our community’s support, understanding, and unwavering dedication to our mission, and we hope many will plan to join us on Saturday, September 12th.”
Funds raised for the Komen Triangle Race for the Cure play an important part in advancing access to breast cancer treatment, research, and finding the cures. Since 1997, Komen NC Triangle to the Coast has invested more than $14 million in community breast health programs in its 29-county service area and has helped contribute over $5 million to the more than $1 billion invested globally in research.
Last year, over 8,000 gathered together at the 2019 Race raising nearly $800,000 to provide local services and fund breakthrough research for breast cancer. This year, organizers are hoping to raise $1 million. More than 200 teams have already registered and raised more than $300,000 for the 2020 event.
“Our Race website will remain open with all registrations and donations rolling over to our new date. We look forward to celebrating and sharing hope in September,” added Park Berry.
About Susan G. Komen® North Carolina Triangle to the Coast
Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life.
Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast (NCTC) is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Komen NCTC has invested more than $14 million in community breast health programs in its 29-county service area and has helped contribute over $5 million to the more than $1 billion invested globally in research. For more information, call (919) 493-2873 or visit komennctc.org.
CONTACT: Krista Park Berry, Acting Executive Director/Development & Communications Director
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