6th Annual Race Will Raise Funds for Breast Health, Care, Treatment and Support Locally

CHICAGO, IL, June 11, 2015/PRNewswire/ – Registration for the Susan G. Komen® – Chicagoland Area (Komen Chicago) Lombard Race for the Cure is now open. The event will take place on Sunday, September 20, 2015, at Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL. To register or volunteer for Lombard Race for the Cure, visit Early-bird registration rates apply now through July 15th.

Susan Tybon, Komen Chicago’s CEO, noted, “We are so grateful to have the opportunity to bring the Race for the Cure to Lombard and its surrounding suburbs. Komen Chicago provides grants for many breast health and breast cancer services in DuPage County, so raising awareness and funds within the communities we serve is extremely impactful.”

Lombard Race Chairperson, Joan Knippen, added, “I am lucky to have the opportunity to be the Lombard Race Chair for the third year. Being able to promote breast cancer awareness, and the Race, which directly helps fund breast healthcare locally is something I am truly passionate about. I love the hometown feel of the Lombard Race — it’s a great way for everyone, especially families, to spend an amazing morning!”

Participants can enjoy a 5K timed run, 5K untimed walk or 1 Mile Fun Walk, in addition to a variety of entertainment and activities. The event site will open at 6:30 am, and the 5K Run will begin at 8:30 am, following the Survivor Parade.

Last year, approximately 3,500 participants attended the Lombard Race. The goal for the 2015 is to raise over $300,000 on behalf of breast cancer.

About Susan G. Komen® – Chicago

Susan G. Komen® – Chicago was established in 1997 and holds two Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® events annually in Chicago and Lombard. Komen Chicago recently awarded over $1 million to 14 organizations for 2015. Since its inception, Komen Chicago has awarded over $16 million to breast health navigation, breast cancer screening and treatment projects, and has funded approximately $4.5 million in research. 75 percent of net proceeds generated by the Komen Chicago stay in the Chicagoland area, while the remaining 25 percent supports the Susan G. Komen® Grants Program for research, with many grants at local Chicago institutions. For more information please call 773-444-0061 or visit

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Media Contact: Wendy Rutman

Komen Chicago, 773-444-0061