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Why do we fundraise to fight breast cancer?

  • Because today in Greater St. Louis and southwestern Illinois, six people will be diagnosed with breast cancer
  • Because this week in Greater St. Louis and southwestern Illinois, eight people will lose their lives to breast cancer
  • Because this month in Greater St. Louis and southwestern Illinois, 67 people will be diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer
  • Because breast cancer knows no boundaries. It affects people of every age, gender, socio-economic status and location.
  • Because African American women in the Greater St. Louis region have a breast cancer death rate 40% higher than the national rate.
  • Because it’s time to take action! It's time to be More Than Pink™.

Take Action

We can fight these statistics together. Join the breast cancer movement by fundraising for the Komen Greater St. Louis Race for the Cure®.

Your fundraising has the power to make a true impact. Just consider how far we have come, thanks in part to supporters like you:

  • In Komen Missouri's 18 years of service, we have provided more than $30 million to fund programs in our community to provide breast cancer screenings, breast health education, and patient navigation and support services.
  • Komen Missouri has contributed $10 million to fund cutting-edge breast cancer research
  • The national Race for the Cure® series has raised more than $2 billion to help fund research, education, screening and treatment.
  • In 1980, the 5-year relative survival rate for women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer was about 74 percent. Today, that number is 99 percent.

Race for the Cure® is your opportunity to turn your support for the breast cancer movement into action. Prove that you are More Than Pink, and help us end breast cancer forever.

For more information on the 2017 Komen Greater St. Louis Race, to register or to donate, please click here.