Race for the Cure
The Komen Birmingham Race for the Cure is part of an international series of 5K road races held annually to raise awareness of and funds for the Dallas-based Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation which supports research and outreach efforts in the fight against breast cancer. The North Central Alabama Affiliate of the Komen Foundation sponsors the Birmingham race, which has been run since 1991. 75% of the funds raised by the local event, which totaled over $400,000 in 2005, are used in community programs in the local area. The local presenting sponsor is WBRC 6.
The 16th Annual Race for the Cure will be held October 13 at Linn Park. The Karen Nomberg Spirit Award will be given to a team captain chosen by the members of the 2007 Race for the Cure Planning Committee. The award honors the memory of Karen Nomberg, a long-time NCA board member.
The 2005 race raised over $400,000 and distributed funding to the following programs:
- Patient Navigator Program, UAB Hospital
- Mind Your Mammos, Huntsville Hospital
- Breast Health for African Americans, Captsone College of Nursing, University of Alabama
- DCH Breast Health, DCH Tuscaloosa
- Mammogram Program, Alabama Department of Public Health
- Sowing Seeds of Health, St Vincent's Hospital
- Genetic Counseling, UAB
- Cooper Green ER Access Project, Cooper Green Hospital
- Promoting Screening Mammography through ABCCEDP, Baptist Medical Center Princeton
- "Komen Birmingham Race for the Cure Celebrates 15 Years". (September 2006) Birmingham Magazine. Vol. 46, No. 9, p. 85
- North Central Alabama Affiliate website