Celebrities and Thousands of Runners Join Susan G. Komen's 15th Annual LA County Race for the Cure® at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, March 6, 2011

Mar 02, 2011, 14:02 ET from Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Los Angeles County Affiliate

LOS ANGELES, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --


15th Annual Susan G. Komen LA County Race for the Cure®

This year's Race is expected to raise $1.5 million. The funds will be used to provide both the medically underserved and uninsured populations in Los Angeles County with screening, diagnostic tests and treatments for breast cancer. This flagship fundraising event will also celebrate breast cancer survivorship and honor those who have lost their battle with the disease.  The Los Angeles County Affiliate (www.komenlacounty.org) is the only breast cancer organization where 75% of funds raised stays in the local community, going directly to local services and resources for Los Angeles County residents through community grants.


More than 15,000 Komen supporters are expected to attend this year's Race.  In addition, several notable celebrities including Kelly Hu, (Hawaii 5-0, X MEN 2), Vanessa Williams (Melrose Place), Sara Ramirez (Grey's Anatomy), Kelly Price (Grammy nominated recording artist), Mekenna Melvin (Chuck), Yara Martinez (Southland), Melinda Clarke (Nikita) and many more will walk the pink carpet and offer interviews about their connection to breast cancer and why it is a cause that they embrace.

Australian rock band Juke Kartel will perform during the Opening Ceremony.  The group is donating partial proceeds from its single "Brightest Star" to benefit the Los Angeles County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.

Local Presenting Sponsors are Ralphs, Food 4 Less and Chevron.  Media Presenting Sponsors are CBS 2 and KCAL 9.  Diamond Sponsors are Alliance for Women in Media, 102.3 FM KJLH, AMP 97.1, K-EARTH and 93.1 JACK FM.  Platinum Sponsors are Anthem Blue Cross, Don Francisco's Coffee, Wescom Credit Union and Univision 34.  Gold Sponsors are Amgen, Power Automotive Group, Aetna, KLVE 107.5 FM and the Los Angeles Sentinel. Silver Sponsors include Neutrogena, Westfield Shopping Centers, 100.3 The Sound, Power 106 and L.A. Parent.  Bronze Sponsors are Cancer Treatment Centers of America, KPMG, Minute Rice, Going Green for Pink, Rocketdyne, St. Vincent's Medical Center and Tiger Balm.


Sunday, March 6, 2011

· 7:15 a.m. Media and Talent check-in

· 7:30 a.m. Pink Carpet/ celebrity arrivals and interviews

· 8:15 a.m. Opening Ceremonies, including recognition of breast cancer survivors

· 9:00 a.m. 5K Race starts (runners), 9:10 a.m. 5K Walk starts (walkers)

· 11:00 a.m. Kids Fun Run starts on Dodger Field


Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave Los Angeles, CA 90012

Media Check-in located behind main stage; Parking Lot K (prior to 7:00 a.m.)

Talent Check-in located behind main stage; Parking Lot G (prior to 7:30 a.m.)

Media & Talent RSVP

Jeanine Taylor, jcecpr@gmail.com or 213-399-5301


About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement.  Today, Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.  Through events like the Komen Race for the Cure, nearly $2 billion has been invested to fulfill that promise, making Komen for the Cure the world's largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to fighting breast cancer.

SOURCE Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Los Angeles County Affiliate