Susan G. Komen Chicago’s 2015 Lombard Race for the Cure Celebrates Survivors at Yorktown Center
Event Raises Funds to Fight Breast Cancer Locally, Support Global Research
CHICAGO, IL, September 24, 2015/PRNewswire/ – Over 2,500 runners, walkers, breast cancer survivors, volunteers and spectators enjoyed the Susan G. Komen® – Chicagoland Area (Komen Chicago) Lombard Race for the Cure on Sunday, September 20th, at Yorktown Center in Lombard, Illinois.
The event is expected to raise over $250,000 to help fight breast cancer, including registrations, donations and sponsorships. Donations can be made to the Race for the Cure up through October 31st at www.komenchicago.org. Seventy-five percent (75%) of net proceeds stay in the Chicagoland Area to provide breast health and breast cancer treatment, care and support services, while the remaining twenty-five percent (25%) benefit the Susan G. Komen® Grants Program for research.
“It was an incredible morning,” commented Komen Chicago CEO, Susan Tybon. ”The sun was shining, people were enjoying the music and festivities, and everyone was there to honor the women, men and families affected by this disease.” Susan added, “We already have raised close to $250,000 — we encourage everyone to continue fundraising and collecting their pledges so we can surpass our goal by the time the books close on October 31st.”
Race highlights include:
- Chris Coffey, NBC5’s investigative reporter, served as emcee at the Race.
- High-school sophomore, Ashleigh Hughes of Palos Park, performed “Hero,” by Mariah Carey, to honor the more than 250 breast cancer survivors in attendance.
This is the sixth year Komen Chicago has hosted the Lombard Race. Komen Chicago will host the Mother’s Day Race for the Cure on Sunday, May 8th, 2016, at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois.
About Susan G. Komen® – Chicagoland Area Affiliate
The Chicagoland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen 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 $1.05 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 $4.6 million in research. For more information, call 773-444-0061 or visit www.komenchicago.org.
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Media Contact: Wendy Rutman
Komen Chicago, 773-444-0061