Susan G. Komen For The Cure Named Exclusive National Charity of the Rock 'n' Roll Dallas Half Marathon
Style News Wire | 11/30/2009, 5:57 p.m.
With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and advocates dedicated to discovering and delivering the cures. Through the Marathon for the Cure® program long-distance runners and walkers can join the fight against breast cancer by participating in events like the Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon. Funds raised through the program support groundbreaking research and community outreach in the more than 18,000 communities Komen and its Affiliates serve in the U.S. and around the world.
“We are excited to partner with the Competitor Group for the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon,” said Katrina McGhee, Vice President of Global Partnerships for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. “By participating in this event and the Marathon for the Cure program, runners and walkers can truly make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.”
According to the Charity Director of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, Dave Hussa, Komen’s distinction as the Official Charity Beneficiary of the event serves to elevate the existing partnership between the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series and the Marathon for the Cure® program.
“The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series has a successful history of support for Susan G. Komen, evident by our participants’ enthusiasm for the organization and their support of the Marathon for the Cure program at other events,” said Hussa. “Our goal is to help the program expand its reach nationally and help Komen for the Cure take another step toward saving lives and ending breast cancer forever.”
A grassroots fundraising program at heart, Marathon for the Cure® offers committed participants several attractive benefits including:
Weekly coached training sessions at Luke’s Locker locations throughout the Metroplex
Online training support (for walkers and runners of all abilities)
Fundraising tips and tools
An exclusive Marathon for the Cure® race day singlet
VIP treatment event weekend