The 16th Annual Komen Wichita Falls Race for the Cure will be held on Saturday, October 13 with opening ceremonies starting at 8 am.
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Wichita Falls Race for the Cure is Wichita Falls' largest footrace and 5K run/walk. The Race raises both significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.
With a 5K run/walk and a 1-mile run/walk, the Race gives everyone a chance to participate, regardless of fitness level. The event is a unique blend of purpose and entertainment with upbeat music playing throughout the event. The race begins at the MPEC center on Lamar and 5th street in downtown Wichita Falls. Registration fee for 18yrs. and under is $25 and $30 for over 18 yrs.
For more information about the Susan G. Komen Wichita Falls Race for the Cure, please contact Wichita Falls Race Chair Sue Myers at (940) 636-2450 or visit www.komenwf.org for more information or to register.
This year more than 226,870 women and men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and over 40,000 will die from the disease. Awareness and education about the disease are crucial; if detected early, the five-year survival rate is 96%. More than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors are alive today because of early detection.