2020 Triangle Race for the Cure Suspended

Susan G. Komen® NCTC Suspends 2020 Triangle Race for the Cure due to COVID-19 Pandemic 

RALEIGH – March 15, 2020 – Per the executive order of the N.C. State Governor and to help stem the spread of the COVID-19 disease, Susan G. Komen® NC Triangle to the Coast announced today it is suspending its 2020 Triangle Race for the Cure planned for May 2, 2020.

“With the COVID-19 situation evolving quickly, our top concern is to ensure we have the plans and resources in place to safeguard the well-being of our Komen family,” said Krista Park Berry, acting executive director at Susan G. Komen NCTC. “As an organization dedicated to saving lives, nothing is more important.”

The Komen N.C. Triangle to the Coast Affiliate takes the health and safety of breast cancer patients and its supporters, volunteers, and staff very seriously. It is working with local authorities and following available guidance to explore all possible options to reschedule or convert the 2020 Triangle Race for the Cure, its signature fundraising event, to a virtual experience.

An emergency meeting of the Affiliate Board of Directors has been called for Wednesday, March 18, 2020, to further discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the organization’s daily operations and other events. As information becomes available and as decisions are made, the Affiliate will provide prompt updates.

We know that individuals who are immuno-compromised, which includes many breast cancer patients and those living with metastatic disease, are needing to self-quarantine at this time. During this critical period, the Komen Breast Care Helpline is available to access support.

The Komen Breast Care Helpline provides free, professional support services to anyone with breast cancer questions or concerns, including men diagnosed with breast cancer and their families. For support or assistance, please call 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636) or email helpline@komen.org.

“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,” added Park Berry.

For more information, please visit www.komennctc.org.

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.

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CONTACT:  Krista Park Berry, Acting Executive Director/Development & Communications Director
919-810-4511 | kparkberry@komennctc.org