Breast Cancer Review
Awareness Runs

In order to raise awareness of breast cancer and to raise funds to find a cure, organizations find that a breast cancer run is a positive and successful way of accomplishing both goals. The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has sponsored the Komen Race for the Cure for over 20 years. This event involves over 1.5 million participants annually and is held throughout the U.S. and internationally also. The series of races is actually the largest series of 5K runs/walks in the world. With a support network of over 75,000 volunteers and Affiliates in over 100 cities, the Races convey the importance of good breast health, educate about early detection of breast cancer, and use up to 75% of the funds in the local area’s programs for outreach, screening and treatment.

The American Cancer Society sponsors its Relay for Life events in hundreds of communities throughout America. In each event, participants join into teams which then get sponsors for their overnight contest. Even though the Relay is for all types of cancer, it does raise awareness of breast cancer, as many participants are breast cancer survivors themselves. With much positive energy throughout, the goal of the event is to honor those who have already been lost to cancer; support those who are battling it now; and celebrate with the survivors of the disease.

The City of Hope, a comprehensive cancer treatment center designated by the National Cancer Institute, is located close to Los Angeles, California. It sponsors the Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer throughout the U.S. annually as a family-oriented walk or run, including timed 5K and 10K events. Proceeds from the events go toward its research programs, public information and treatment. The Walk for Hope is also supported by many national sponsors.

The Run for the Cure is a breast cancer run sponsored by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and held throughout Canada. The goal of the Foundation is to support breast cancer education, diagnosis and treatment, and research programs. With over 170,000 Canadian participants, it raised over $19 million in 2004.

Breast Cancer Resources

American Cancer Society

People Living With Cancer

United States National Library of Medicine

National Breast Cancer Foundation

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Health Coverage from Health Insurance .org

WebMD Health

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

National Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Foundation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Women’s Information Network Against Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

Cancer News On the Net

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition

Mothers Supporting Daughters With Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Online

National Breast Cancer Coalition

Breast Cancer Fund

Breast Cancer Action

Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Campaign

Cancer BACUP

Canadian Breast Cancer Network

Breast Cancer Society of Canada

Breast Cancer Action – Ottawa

Info Breast Cancer

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

National Breast Cancer Centre

National Breast Cancer Foundation

New South Wales Breast Cancer Institute

Cancer Fundraising Walks
Breast Cancer Foundations
Susan G. Komen
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Runs
Awareness Jewelry
About Pink Ribbons
Breast Cancer Stamps


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