CHARLOTTE – More than $1,020,000 was raised at the 22nd annual Susan G. Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure.
Nearly 15,000 people attended the annual event Oct. 6 in Uptown Charlotte to celebrate breast cancer survivors and raise money for community health programs and breast cancer research.
The event included a 5K and 1-mile walk/run, survivor parade, expo area and Survivor Hope Village. WBTV’s Molly Grantham emceed the event, while former Carolina Panthers star DeAngelo Williams (right) made an appearance.
Seventy-five percent of net proceeds will be invested in community health programs in Komen Charlotte’s 13-county service area. These programs include education, breast health screenings, diagnostics, treatment support and survivorship programs. The remaining 25 percent of net proceeds will fund research to prevent and cure breast cancer.
More than $20 million has been raised in the event’s 22-year history to support Komen Charlotte’s mission.
The 2019 Race for the Cure will be held Oct. 5 in Uptown Charlotte.
Call 704-347-8181 or visit komencharlotte.org for details.