Komen MD Race Moving to Columbia
April 16, 2018: Susan G. Komen Maryland has announced that the organization will host its 26th Annual Race for the Cure for the Columbia, Maryland on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The new location, ideally situated in a central area of the state, offers an excellent opportunity for the event to grow and evolve in future years and to attract new participants from Maryland and the surrounding region.
Registration is open for the event at www.komenmd.org/marylandrace.
The first Komen Maryland Race for the Cure began as a grassroots effort and was held at Baltimore’s Rash Field in 1993. Starting in 2007, the Race moved to Hunt Valley, Maryland where it spent 10 successful years growing to become one of the top charitable events in the Greater Baltimore areas. For its 25th Anniversary last year, the Race was held in Baltimore to celebrate its beginnings in the city.
“The work Komen Maryland has done across the state has been nothing short of life-changing for many people,” shared Michael Jessup, Executive Director for Komen Maryland. “Through events like the Race for the Cure and our generous donors, we have been able to invest $28 million in local breast cancer programs that provide critical support as well as contribute more than $11 million to national research.”
The Komen Maryland Race for the Cure is one of the largest single-day fundraisers in the state and is consistently ranked as a top charitable event in the greater Baltimore area by the Baltimore Business Journal.
The Komen Maryland Race for the Cure expects to attract 5,000 participants this year and the fundraising goal for the event is $850,000.
“I am proud to welcome one of the state’s most well-known fundraising events to Howard County. Columbia Gateway is the perfect location for this event,” said Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman. “Komen Maryland’s work to support those who have been impacted by breast cancer has changed the lives of many people. We’re so happy to support them for this new chapter for Race for the Cure.”
The Maryland Race for the Cure is presented locally by Advanced Relocation, BGE, Merritt Companies, Strategic Factory and Today’s 101.9.