Houston’s Komen Race for the Cure to raise funds in battle vs. cancer on Saturday, Oct. 5
77彩票网appAccording to the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 271,270 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in 2019.
Of that total, 268,600 of those cases will be in women. It is also estimated that 41,760 women will die from breast cancer along with 500 men in 2019.
As it has done every year since 1990, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will strive to raise funds in its ongoing fight against breast cancer.
The 2019 Race for the Cure will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, at Sam Houston Park, 1000 Bagby St. in Houston. Race day walk-up registration begins at 6 a.m. Saturday. The opening ceremony and memorial bird release is scheduled for 7:45 a.m. Races begin at 8 a.m. The morning culminates with the 9:30 a.m. survivor celebration.
The Susan G. Komen Houston chapter was established in 1990, making this the 29th annual Race for the Cure.
77彩票网appThe money raised from the fundraiser will help fund programs all across the seven-county region surrounding Houston that makes up the chapter’s footprint. The Houston chapter serves Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery counties.
The goal for this year’s race is to raise $1 million for breasts cancer-related research, screenings and treatments.
With just a few days left before the race, runners and walkers can still join in the effort at the Race for the Cure by joining an existing team, forming a new team or registering as an individual participant.
77彩票网appKPRC2’s Khambrel Marshall and Komen Houston Board member Ellen Elam are the co-chairs for the 29th Annual Komen Houston Race for the Cure.
According to Susan G. Komen-Houston, Marshall has worked with the organization for more than 10 years, first starting as event emcee, then as a board member, and for the second year in a row as race co-chair.
77彩票网appElam joined the Komen Houston Board of Directors in 2018. Elam began participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk in Dallas after her sister, Cindy, died from metastatic breast cancer in 2008.
“I can’t think of a better team than Khambrel Marshall and Ellen Elam to represent Komen Houston as the 2019 Race for the Cure Co-Chairs,” said Komen Houston Board President Betsy Kamin in a news release. “Khambrel’s incredible community leadership, coupled with Ellen’s creativity and passion to end breast cancer forever, make them a dynamic duo who will have a tremendous positive impact on this year’s Race.”
77彩票网appThe history of the Susan G. Komen organization was born in a promise in 1980 that Nancy Goodman Brinker made to her sister, Susan, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33 in 1977. Susan died in 1980.
Brinker promised to do everything she could to bring an end to breast cancer and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1982.
77彩票网appThe Komen Foundation is striving to cut breast cancer deaths by 50 percent by 2026.
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A pair of events in October will follow the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
First up is Dine Out for the Cure on Thursday, Oct. 10, where local restaurants, bakeries and coffeehouses across the Greater Houston area pledge to participate in the Susan G. Komen Houston Dine Out for the Cure. The event falls on National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
77彩票网appRestaurants already committed to the event include Karma Kolache () locations at 9702 Spring Cypress Road, Suite 121 in Spring; 11131 N Eldridge Parkway, Suite 400, in Houston; 23108 Cinco Ranch Blvd. in Katy; and 17415 FM 529 Road in Houston. Other restaurants joining the effort include Fratelli’s Ristorante () at 1330 Wirt Road, Suite D in Houston; Lasagna House III () at 217-D Cypress Creek Parkway in Houston; and Patagonia Grill & Café () at 8408 Katy Freeway, Suite 220 in Houston.
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The second event is the Party in Pink, slated for 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Axis & Alibi, 5701 Washington Ave. in Houston. The event features “specialized craft cocktails and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Special VIP Packages will be available for those that wish to reserve a section for bottle service. For more information, call (713) 510-3127 or go to .