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Ford is proud of its 17-year National Sponsorship of the Komen Race for the Cure®. To date, Ford has dedicated more than $110 million to the cause. Our commitment runs well beyond raising funds. We know that awareness leads to early detection and early detection saves lives, so we are also working to increase breast cancer awareness, last year creating over one billion media impressions. We also encourage our employees to participate. More than 75,000 Ford employees have participated in the Race for the Cure and thousands of our dealers support local events in their area.
More than 75,000 Ford employees have run or walked in Races across the country to support the cause, and thousands of Ford Dealers across the nation have gotten involved by participating in their local Komen Race for the Cure events.
Nancy Brinker founded Susan G. Komen for the Cure in 1982 in memory of her sister, who died of breast cancer at age 36. 1983 marked the beginning of the Komen Race for the Cure, which has grown from one Race in 1983 to more than 127 Races and more than 1.7 million participants planned for 2011.
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrating breast cancer survivorship and honoring those who have lost their battle with the disease. With funds raised by the
Komen Race for the Cure Series, Komen, along with its Affiliate Network, is able to fund breast cancer research grants, meritorious awards and educational, scientific and community outreach programs around the world.
For information on how to sign up for the Komen Race for the Cure® in your area, please call 1-888-603-RACE or visit komen.org.