Susan G. Komen Israel Race for the Cure®
How did it all start?
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that Promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, which is today the largest breast cancer organization in the world, working in 50 countries to fulfill the Promise.
Take part in the Komen Israel Race for the Cure
Susan G. Komen for the Cure has been helping in Israel since 1994, funding $2 million in research and working with Israeli and U.S. Jewish organizations to fulfill its Promise. This year, Komen brings its signature Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series to Jerusalem for the first time, inviting thousands of people of all faiths and nationalities to join the race to end breast cancer forever in Israel and all around the world. This year, the Race for the Cure will come to Israel.
The inaugural Israel Race for the Cure will be held just outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem on October 28, rounding out a week of activities aimed at raising awareness about the global breast cancer crisis.
It is an opportunity for everyone to stand together with thousands of people from all cultures in the fight against this disease.
Why should I participate?
Every year, more than 1.6 million people participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series in 140 cities globally, raising awareness and funds, celebrating those who are living with the disease, and honoring those who have died of breast cancer.
Funds from the Israel Race for the Cure will go towards breast cancer programs in Israel and to Komen outreach programs around the world.
Online registration is now open. >> Learn more / register for the race
• In Israel, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women, accounting for nearly 30% of all cancer cases.
• 4,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year.
• Israel has one of the highest rates of breast cancer in the world.
• Worldwide, 1.3 million women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010; 465,000 will die.