CHARLOTTE, NC - For the 19th
consecutive year, thousands of people and hundreds
of teams will gather in Uptown Charlotte to
celebrate progress and renew commitments in the
battle against breast cancer. Attracting over 13,000
registered participants last year, the Komen
Charlotte Race for the Cure® returns to Marshall
Park, rain or shine, on Saturday, October 3, 2015.
DeAngelo Williams, former Carolina
Panthers running back and rising star for the
Pittsburgh Steelers continues to support the
Charlotte race with the Williams Warriors' Team.
Williams lost his mother and her four sisters - his
aunts - to breast cancer.
Visiting Charlotte last week,
Williams told WBTV anchor Molly Grantham, "I still
have my Williams Warriors' Team, and I encourage
anyone and everyone to join me in the fight against
here to join the Williams Warriors' Team
Williams and late mother, Sandra Hill,
founders of Williams Warriors
"Those unable to participate can
support an individual or team or make a contribution
to the cause," said Lynda Anello of Susan G. Komen
Charlotte. To register or review a list of teams and
individuals to support visit: www.komencharlotte.org
Brad Keselowski, famed stock-car
driver and recipient of NASCAR's coveted Sprint Cup
Series Championship urged "everybody" to participate
in Race for the Cure.
Registered participants in the Komen
race will receive a coupon for two to attend
NASCAR's Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor
Speedway on Friday, October 9. Keselowski won this
race in 2014.
"Events like these help raise
awareness and money for the battle against breast
cancer," said NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion
Brad Keselowski, courtesy of Team Penske
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North
Carolina are sponsors of Race for the Cure and Drive
for the Cure.
Race for the Cure festivities begin
at 6 a.m. featuring a 5K timed race, 5K
non-competitive run/walk, one-mile route, Kid's Fun
Zone, race expo, Survivor's Village, an official
NASCAR Pace Car, and entertainment. The timed run
begins at 7:15 a.m. and the walk/run starts at 7:50
The Komen race is also a celebration
of life where men, women, and children gather to
honor survivors and forever fighters (those with
metastatic breast cancer) in the battle against
cancer and to remember those who have lost their
lives to this devastating disease.
Beginning Thursday, October 1,
Charlotte will glow pink for the entire month with
over 250 buildings participating in the 9th Queen
City In Pink Campaign. This annual effort by CREW
Charlotte (Commercial Real Estate Women - Charlotte
chapter) is designed to promote awareness, highlight
organizations, and support and honor those in the
breast cancer battle.
On race weekend, McGlohon Theatre in
Uptown Charlotte will feature Menopause The Musical:
The Survivor Tour, a parody set in a department
store featuring classic tunes and four women going
through 'the change'. Show producers are donating
$50,000 to Susan G. Komen during the 2014-2016
touring period, in addition to $2.00 per ticket
The 19th Annual Komen Charlotte Race
for the Cure® is presented locally by Novant Health
and Mecklenburg Radiology Associates.