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Hawaii Race for the Cure® Virtual October 17

October 3, 2021, 2:49 AM HST
* Updated October 3, 11:16 AM
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, announces that its signature fundraising event, Race For The Cure®, will be held virtually Sunday, October 17.  The 2021 event will not be held in its traditional fashion again this year due to ongoing health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, but instead will unite people together from their homes and neighborhoods all across the state.  

This year’s event provides new ways to engage and experience Komen’s mission, while enabling you to connect with the Komen breast cancer community from your own home or neighborhood, while showing the power of one community coming together to fund one mission of ending breast cancer forever.   Go to KomenHawaii.org to sign up and begin fundraising. 

“We are excited to join together as one community,” said Rolanda Morgan, Susan G. Komen Hawaii Executive Director. “The health and safety of our community are, and always have been, our top priorities. After consulting with government health guidance and monitoring the evolving risk to our community, many of whom have compromised immune systems and may be unable to receive a COVID vaccine, we will unite as One community from homes and neighborhoods across the area.  No matter where you are, we all feel the presence of our one community every step of the way.” 

The local event will feature a new virtual opening ceremony and community scavenger hunt during their walk to help bring the community of hope and compassion together in a new way while they raise funds to save lives from breast cancer. 

Funds raised by the community support Komen’s investments in breakthrough research, needed patient care and public policy action at all levels of government. Together, we are working to discover the cures while supporting people facing breast cancer today, ensuring everyone can get the care they need to live.

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“The power of our community is not about physically being together, it’s about the impact every one of us can make when we walk one more step and raise one more dollar,” said Morgan. “Every one of us, no matter who we are or where we live, deserves a chance at living a long and healthy life.  Together, we will make certain that no one faces breast cancer alone.”

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