Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Every year Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is a fun filled event that embraces the whole city of El Paso. This past weekend El Paso had its 22nd annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The 5k race is the largest 5k in the city of El Paso. The race was followed by Concert for the cure which featured Windy City, a Chicago tribute band. This year the race attracted more than 10,000 participants to Biggs Army Airfield. Nationwide the race had over 1,000,000 participants all running to help fight breast cancer.
Susan G. Koman fought a hard willed battle against breast cancer. Throughout her treatment and hospital visits her main concern was for other women and their battles. After Susan passed away, her sister Nancy G. Brinker carried out her wish to help battle breast cancer. Nancy then started the Susan G. Komen for the cure foundation. Worldwide the Susan G. Komen foundation has been a life force for the breast cancer movement having invested more than $2.2 billion since 1982. The foundation has over 122 affiliate offices throughout the country.
The local branch of Susan G Koman was founded in El Paso in 1993. Suzie Azar with help from friends founded the Partners for the Cure. More than $70,000 was raised in their first year of hosting the race. Since 1993 Komen El Paso has awarded over $4.1 million in grants. These grants have helped in breast cancer screenings, education and treatment in El Paso. The local foundation Covers the whole County and plays an important role in fighting breast cancer in our community.
You and your family can be involved year round and not just during race season. If you and your family would like to get involved with the foundation they can be reached at
Susan G Komen El Paso
1700 Murchison, Suite 207
El Paso, TX 79902