How it all started
Race for the Cure® is the world’s largest walking and running event in the fight against breast cancer. After losing her sister to breast cancer, Nancy G. Brinker founded the American breast cancer organisation Susan G. Komen. In 1983, the first Race for the Cure in Dallas welcomed 800 participants. An unexpected success! Nowadays, 1 million people gather in over 140 cities around the world to celebrate life and honour those who lost their lives due to breast cancer.
Front of solidarity against breast cancer
Race for the Cure® unites people affected by breast cancer, and their family, friends and sympathisers. During the Race for the Cure®, survivors celebrate life, while participants show their support to their loved ones. Together they commemorate those who are no longer with us because of the most common type of cancer in women.
One impressive image summarises the Race for the Cure: survivors wearing a pink T-shirt surrounded by their supportive entourage in a white T-shirt.
Race for the Cure: common flagship of Think Pink Europe
Women affected by breast cancer are at the heart of the Race for the Cure®. It is a strong sign of support. To enhance this message, we will be hosting the European Races for the Cure on the eve of the international breast cancer month October.
Race for the Cure 2021: save the date
In 2020 we planned to organise 30 Races for the Cure with 300,000 participants in 22 countries in Europe. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, major sporting events were being postponed or cancelled. Just at a time when breast cancer patients and survivors are vulnerable and need our support the most. The corona crisis has inspired us to join forces and take Race for the Cure® to the next level. In 2020 we successfully launched our digital Race for the Cure platform, together with 36 charities in 32 countries in Europe, to secure the continuation of Race for the Cure.
We are proud to announce that the Race for the Cure 2021 takes place from Sunday 26 September to Sunday 10 October.
Be part of the biggest sporting event for women’s health in Europe: Team up with friends, family and colleagues and register to run or walk in your neighbourhood, village or city. Keep moving, share the fun and support women’s health care!
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