2020 Triangle Race for the Cure Rescheduled; DCI Captains Chosen
Susan G. Komen NC Triangle to the Coast To Now Hold 2020 Triangle Race for the Cure on September 12 Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
(PRESS RELEASE) To protect the community and stem the spread of COVID-19, Susan G. Komen® NC Triangle to the Coast announced today it is rescheduling its 24th Annual Triangle Race for the Cure planned for May 2, to Saturday, September 12, 2020.
Locally presented by Duke Cancer Institute and hosted by the Research Triangle Park, the annual Race for the Cure event typically draws thousands of participants. An official decision was made on Wednesday, March 18, during an emergency meeting of the Board of Directors.
“While it is disappointing that we cannot celebrate at our Triangle Race for the Cure in May, we will remain vigilant and mindful of those we serve, and hold steadfast in our commitment to save lives from breast cancer now and in the future,” shared Krista Park Berry, acting executive director at Komen NC Triangle to the Coast. “We appreciate our community’s support, understanding, and unwavering dedication to our mission, and we hope many will plan to join us on Saturday, September 12th.”
Funds raised for the Komen Triangle Race for the Cure play an important part in advancing access to breast cancer treatment, research, and finding the cures. Since 1997, Komen NC Triangle to the Coast has invested more than $14 million in community breast health programs in its 29-county service area and has helped contribute over $5 million to the more than $1 billion invested globally in research.
Last year, over 8,000 gathered together at the 2019 Race raising nearly $800,000 to provide local services and fund breakthrough research for breast cancer. This year, organizers are hoping to raise $1 million. More than 200 teams have already registered and raised more than $300,000 for the 2020 event.
“Our Race website will remain open with all registrations and donations rolling over to our new date. We look forward to celebrating and sharing hope in September,” added Park Berry.
Duke Cancer Institute Team Captains
Medical oncologist Susan Dent, MD, FRCPC, is honorary captain of Team Duke Cancer Institute Durham. Dent is also associate director of Breast Cancer Clinical Research and co-director of Duke Cardio-Oncology.
Radiation oncologist Carol Hahn, MD, is honorary captain of the Team Duke Women's Cancer Care Raleigh. Hahn is also a professor of Radiation Oncology.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
7 a.m. : Race Site Opens
8 a.m. : Timed (Competitive) 5K Race
8:45 a.m. : Survivor/Thriver Celebration
9:30 a.m. : Recreational 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk
800 Park Offices Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709