Register for the 22nd Annual Komen Detroit Race for the Cure®, May 18, and help move us closer to a world without breast cancer

Apr 30, 2013, 18:14 ET from Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

DETROIT, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Register now for one of the most inspirational experiences in metro Detroit – the 22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure®, locally presented by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. The 2013 Komen Race for the Cure will be held Saturday, May 18, at Comerica Park. The Komen Detroit Race helps low-income, uninsured and under-served women and men in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties access life-saving breast cancer screenings and treatment services. Your support helps save lives.


Registration - ONLINE  

  • Youths age 6 – 17 and seniors age 65 and older: 
    • $17 now through May 16
    • $25 on Race day
  • Adults age 18 – 64:  
    • $35 now through May 16
    • $50 to register on-site on Race day, May 18, beginning at 7 a.m.

All registrations include a Race packet with t-shirt and numbered bib. Survivors receive an additional pink shirt, hat and commemorative Race lapel pin.

Manual (paper form) registration costs slightly more and is available at a variety of one-stop locations listed on the Komen Detroit website.

Children ages 5 and under are free but must be officially registered by a parent or guardian to participate.

For those who may not be able to attend the Race or just prefer to sleep in on May 18, Sleep In For The Cure® is just the ticket! Those who register in this category get a "Do Not Disturb" hang tag and a special "sn00ze" Race bib and Race t-shirt. For more information visit


Known as one of the best days in the city of Detroit, the May 18, 2013 Komen Detroit Race for the Cure® has something for everyone. Ten thousand pink ribbons will decorate the Woodward Race route where 22 bands and entertainment groups will perform; sponsors will have giveaways and offer exciting interactive activities.


22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure®

5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk

Locally presented by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute 


Saturday, May 18, 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

7 a.m.: Street closures begin; on-site registration starts; all booths open  

8 a.m.: Opening Ceremony honoring survivors and the memory of lost loved ones

9 a.m.: 5K Run, followed by 5K Walk and 1-Mile Walk

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Closing Ceremony with runner and team awards


Comerica Park - Midtown Detroit


To help save lives and end breast cancer forever.


Children's Activities Area

10,000 pink ribbons and WSU ArtsCorps Detroit figures

22 bands/entertainment groups

Pink carpet-runway for Survivors

Warriors in Pink Drummers, powered by Ford

Ford Warriors in Pink interactive trailer

Memorial Site – ArtsCorps Detroit communal art

Surprises from Route Neighbors

Survivor Cafe and Survivor Trolley

Numerous sponsor giveaways

Shop for the Cure®  

Warriors in Pink apparel

New Balance Lace up for the Cure® gear

Opening Ceremony hosted by Lila Lazarus            

Closing Ceremony with runner and team awards

Local media celebrities

Many metro Detroit businesses will be offering incentives to Race registrants wearing this year's Race t-shirt. Visit the Komen Detroit website in the coming weeks for more information.  


"For more than three decades, Susan G. Komen has been seeking cures and helping low-income, uninsured and under-served women have access to life-saving breast cancer screenings and treatment services. That mission has never changed," said Maureen Keenan Meldrum, chair, Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure®. "Here in metro Detroit, since 1992, the Komen Detroit Race has raised and invested over $23 million to help end breast cancer. We're grateful for the continued support of metro Detroiters and look forward to seeing everyone on May 18 as we unite as a community to help save lives and end breast cancer."

Each year, the Race awards 75 percent of the net proceeds to breast cancer screening, treatment support and education programs for medically underserved people in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. The remaining 25 percent funds breast cancer research grants awarded through Susan G. Komen.

Thanks to a generous crowd of 30,000, including 1,200 volunteers, 500 teams and 100 sponsors and underwriters, the 2012 Komen Detroit Race for the Cure® awarded more than $1.55 million to local community programs as a result of $2.3 million raised. In addition, $317,300 was contributed to Komen's Award and Research Grant Program, benefitting scientists committed to ending breast cancer.

The Karmanos Cancer Institute has served as the local presenting sponsor of the Komen Detroit Race for the Cure® since its inception in 1992.  

To register for the May 18, 2013 Race or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities go to Komen Detroit Race for the Cure or

About Susan G. Komen
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 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

Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, Komen has invested more than $1.9 billion to fulfill the promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen, breast health or breast cancer, visit or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

Komen Detroit Race for the Cure is a top-tier event in Komen's international series of 145 5Ks in which 1.6 million will participate this year. Locally presented by Karmanos Cancer Institute since Detroit's first Race in 1992, Komen Detroit has raised and invested more than $23 million. Operating as a year-round community resource, Komen Detroit provides breast cancer education, patient and family navigation, public policy/advocacy and volunteer opportunities. To connect, visit the website at, become a Facebook fan at, email or call 248.304.2080.

About the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Located in mid-town Detroit, Michigan, the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is one of 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Caring for nearly 6,000 new patients annually on a budget of $265 million, conducting more than 700 cancer-specific scientific investigation programs and clinical trials, Karmanos is among the nation's best cancer centers. Through the commitment of 1,000 staff, including nearly 300 physicians and researchers on faculty at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and supported by thousands of volunteer and financial donors, Karmanos strives to prevent, detect and eradicate all forms of cancer. Its long-term partnership with the WSU School of Medicine enhances the collaboration of critical research and academics related to cancer care. Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D., is the Institute's president and chief executive officer. For more information call 1-800-KARMANOS (1-800-527-6266) or go to

SOURCE Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute