You are an important part of the Komen family, and we will get through this together. Whatever comes our way, Komen Chicago is with you and is ready to help provide resources and support for you and our communities. Please continue to take care of YOU, your family, your friends and neighbors.
If you have symptoms of Coronavirus, please contact the Cook County Department of Health: 708-633-4000
Information on COVID-19 and Breast Cancer
- Press Release: Susan G. Komen® Suggests Non-Symptomatic Women Delay Routine Breast Cancer Screening This Spring 3/18/2020
- Komen Resource: COVID-19 and Breast Cancer
- NCI: Coronavirus: What People with Cancer Should Know
- FDA Guidance on Conduct of Clinical Trials of Medical Products during COVID-19 Pandemic
- JNCCN: How to Manage Cancer Care during COVID-19 Pandemic
- FDA: MQSA Inspection Information Related to COVID-19
Resources for Illinois and Chicago Residents
- IDPH: COVID-19 Information (English and Spanish)
- State of Illinois: Illinois Coronavirus Response
- City of Chicago: COVID-19 Response Center
- Stay Updated: Sign up for COVID-19 Updates from the Chicago Dept of Health
Changes to Upcoming Events
Susan G. Komen® Chicago takes the health and safety of our participants, supporters, volunteers, and staff very seriously. As such, we have been closely monitoring the developments surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the current state of cases found in Illinois and across the U.S.
We are using this page to keep the public up to date on how this pandemic is affecting our upcoming events. Both our Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference and Race for the Cure have been rescheduled later in 2020. We will be sharing all information related to Coronavirus/COVID-19 on this page. If you have further questions, please contact the Komen Chicago office.
Thank you so much for your support, understanding, and unwavering dedication to our mission.
After careful consideration, Komen Chicago has decided to reschedule the 3rd Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference to August 21-22, 2020 due to the current coronavirus/COVID-19 developments and emerging outbreaks. According to the CDC, people who are older (particularly over 70) and people with underlying health conditions, such as chronic lung disease, diabetes, and cancer appear to be at higher risk for major complications from COVID-19. We apologize for the inconvenience, however, protecting the health and safety of the attendees, speakers, volunteers and staff are priority. Please continue to check this page for the most up to date information or visit the MBCC page.
If you have further questions on the conference, please email MBC@komenchicago.org
Are we canceling Race for the Cure?
The health and safety of our participants, sponsors, volunteers and staff is our top concern. We have been closely monitoring the developments surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the current state of cases found in Illinois and across the U.S.
As a result, Komen Chicago has made the difficult decision in partnership with our event management team, the City of Chicago and local public health authorities to postpone our Race for the Cure in Chicago. We are working with the City to determine a new event date and will share updates as learn more.
Stay tuned to our social media channels, our emails and this website for event updates.
What is Susan G. Komen doing to combat COVID-19 and other viruses at our events in the future?
We will continue to follow current local, WHO, and CDC recommendations for combating COVID-19. As updates to protocol are recommended, we will provide additional information. This includes making the following special accommodations for our events:
• Hand sanitizer stations available across event site
• Additional hand washing stations available
• Electronic sanitizing wipes available to cleanse shared registration items
• Serving gloves for all volunteers handing out food or beverages
Can I still fundraise if I don’t attend Race for the Cure?
Yes! While attending Race for the Cure is the best way to celebrate together, you can still fundraise to help create a world without breast cancer. At the end of the day, it’s about what we make possible together through your fundraising. While you might not be onsite with your community, you can create a community of your own through our online fundraising tools. Check out these tips to maximize your online fundraising:
1. Customize your participant fundraising center so everyone knows why you support Susan G. Komen. Sharing your story is a big indicator of fundraising success, so make sure to share the link to your participant center through social media and email.
2. Make sure you have activated your Facebook fundraiser through your participant center. Just login to your fundraising center at the top of this page and click the “Start a Facebook fundraiser” link. Make sure you invite your Facebook friends to your fundraiser and reshare often!
3. Get creative! We know you may need to change your fundraising plans, but now is a great time to be creative with how you’ll hit your goal. Here are some upcoming events that might help you inspire others to give:
- August 21 – 22, 2020: 3rd Annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference
- September 11-13, 2020: Susan G. Komen Chicago 3-Day
- October 24, 2020: Komen Chicago’s Annual Fundraising Gala
Can I still earn recognition items if I don’t attend Race for the Cure?
Yes! All fundraisers qualify for our fundraising recognition program! Can’t make it to Race for the Cure? Contact our office to redeem your t-shirt. For those of you who fundraise $250 and above, you will be contacted approximately 4 weeks after the event to redeem your thank you gift.
Can I get a refund of my registration fee if I don’t attend Race for the Cure?
All participant registration fees are non-refundable, as per the waiver that you signed when you registered to participate in this year’s Race for the Cure. Please contact our race management company if you’d like to turn your registration fee into a tax-deductible donation to support our mission.
For those that have already registered for the 2020 event, your registration will be honored for the forthcoming new date.