Susan G. Komen Foundation
RE/MAX Racing for Life
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has raised more than $240 million for research, education, screening and treatment since 1982. The foundation is best known for its Race for the Cure events, the world's largest series of 5K runs and fitness walks. Komen expects more than 1.5 million people to participate in its 2003 races.
Komen's Survivor Recognition Program celebrates breast cancer survivors and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. RE/MAX shares sponsorship of the 2003 program with Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity, a nonprofit volunteer organization.
RE/MAX contributes to racers' "I'm a Survivor" pink tee-shirts, caps, "In Honor of" and "In Memory of" back-signs, and program banners for each race. RE/MAX Associates who are breast cancer survivors or who have been otherwise affected by the disease are encouraged to solicit fund-raising pledges for their own participation in the events. Corporate representatives will host Breast Cancer Survivor Recognition tents at the races.