Whether you are a golfer, a bowler, a chef or a runner, you can contribute to the fight against breast cancer and support breast cancer awareness 365 days a year. By participating in the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure® 5k, you will experience an event that has changed the way the world views breast cancer. You can make a difference as you celebrate survivorship, honor those who have lost their battle, and most importantly, raise funds and awareness for the fight against this life threatening disease.
Form a team and join the fight where you live, work, worship and play by participating in this incredible event on January 16, 2016. Teams engender camaraderie and a sense of good time while donating to a most worthy event. There are team awards as well as age-group awards starting from age 10….an event for the entire family.
The 3.1-mile Race welcomes people of all ages and fitness levels, from walkers to elite runners. With an early Saturday start, what a way to start the weekend. The 5k raises significant funds for the beneficiaries. 100% of the net income, from the Race, stays in the local community to fund breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment projects.
The Impact of Genetic Research on Breast Cancer in The Bahamas: Dr. John Lunn
Generic research over the past four years has clearly shown that Bahamian women with breast cancer have the highest prevalence of an inherited gene in the BRAC gene in the world. In fact over 25% of Bahamian women with breast cancer have this inherited pre-disposition. Carriers of this mutation armed with information can now plan preventative strategies. More and more young women are now coming forward for prophylactic bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction. They are also aware that if they have their ovaries removed (at age 35) it will give them a 70% protection against breast cancer and eliminate the risk of ovarian cancer which is also associated with this generic abnormality.
The Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure is an opportunity for people of all ages to celebrate survivorship, remember those we have lost to the disease and make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.
By participating in this event, you will help to raise awareness about a health issue that affects thousands of women in The Bahamas and will help make a difference in how breast cancer is understood, diagnosed and treated. 100 percent of the money raised by the Race for the Cure will remain in The Bahamas to fund breast cancer programming.