Attention Los Angeles County! – Keep Up the Pace!

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County Race for the Cure®

Supporting LA County Breast Health Services and Global Research

Saturday Morning, March 7, 2015 at Dodger Stadium 

Join Ambassadors LA Lakers’ Jordan Hill, WWE’s Lilian Garcia, Paralympic Athlete Blake Leeper, Olympian Carmelita Jeter, “The Young and The Restless” star Kate Linder 

NEW USATF-Certified 10K Course Offers Challenges for Runners,

Epic Views of LA from Chavez Ravine

Los Angeles, CA—February 5, 2015—On Saturday morning, March 7, 2015, join over 10,000 people at Dodger Stadium for the 19th Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County Race for the Cure®. The Race celebrates breast cancer survivors, honors those who lost their battle with the disease and raises funds to help save lives in LA County and around the world.

Race Overview

The morning includes the celebrity and survivor pink carpet at 7:00 a.m., the survivor parade and ceremony at 8:00 a.m., USA Track & Field (USATF)-certified races beginning at 8:35 a.m. (10K) and 9:00 a.m. (5K), the 10K awards ceremony at 9:45 a.m., and a live “Circle of Promise” ceremony with Komen Ambassadors CBS2 news anchor Pat Harvey and Olympian Carmelita Jeter who will lead participants in a pledge to get tested for breast cancer each year.

The morning also includes live entertainment along with 50 booths and attractions including the Whole Health Pavilion, the Komen Breast Educational Center, the Komen Place Store, the Kids’ Zone, guest speakers, yoga, relaxation exercises and special activities for breast cancer survivors until noon. This year’s improved 10K course winds through the hills of Chavez Ravine around Dodger Stadium, offering epic views of Los Angeles. The new 10K course is separate from the 5K, and runners of all abilities are welcome to participate. The Komen LA 10K course offers competitive runners an opportunity to push and challenge themselves, and is the final certified 10K in Los Angeles prior to the following week’s LA Marathon.

Specific activities and times are subject to change; go to for up-to-date information as well as for directions, parking and how to volunteer.

2015 LA Race for the Cure Ambassadors

The LA Race for the Cure is honored to have Ambassadors who have lent their influence to encourage Race participation through promotion on their social media platforms and by forming Race teams that fans and friends are encouraged to join.

Ambassadors in alphabetical order include Lilian Garcia, singer/songwriter and host of WWE “Monday Night Raw”; Mike Gipson, California Assemblymember, 64th District; Isadore Hall, III, California State Senator, 64th District; Pat Harvey, CBS2 news anchor; Jordan Hill, Los Angeles Lakers forward; Blake Leeper, Paralympic athlete; and Kate Linder, actress, “The Young and the Restless.”  

Ways to Participate, Fees and How to Register

Run, walk, watch and cheer, or even sleep in and still make a difference in the local fight against breast cancer. Register as an individual or as part of a team.

Race registration fees: Adult 5K, $40; Breast Cancer Survivor, $30; Adult 10K; $55 (includes timing chip); Cheer for the Cure (no walking or running), $40; Sleep In for the Cure, $40; Youth 12-17, $30; Kids for the Cure 5-11, $20. Buy prior to Race day and save! Day-of registrations (all categories) will increase by $5. Donations above the fees are encouraged and welcome; one suggested donation is $125, the cost of a mammogram for a woman in LA County.

Payments accepted: Online registration: credit card only. Postal entries: credit cards and checks.  In-person on Race day: credit card, checks and cash. Register today at 

2015 Los Angeles Race Sponsors

Local Presenting Sponsors: AutoNation, Ralphs and Food 4 Less; Platinum Plus Sponsor: Chevron; Diamond Sponsor: Anthem Blue Cross; Broadcast Presenting Sponsor: CBS2/KCAL9; Media Partners: Angeleno, 97.1 AMP, GoCountry 105 FM, Jack FM 93.1, K-EARTH 101, KNX 1070 Newsradio, KROQ, LA Parent, Outfront Media, 100.3 The Sound, 94.7 The Wave, Time Warner Cable SportsNet

About Komen LA County and Breast Cancer

One woman in eight will battle breast cancer during her lifetime; in LA County alone, approximately 6,000 people are diagnosed each year and 1,000 die. When breast cancer is detected early however, lives can be saved. Seventy-five percent of the net income of the Los Angeles County Race for the Cure funds local programs for LA County women including mammograms; early detection outreach and education for at-risk and underserved groups including African Americans, Latinas and women under 40; and support for breast cancer patients. In the last year, nearly 19,000 people in LA County were able to access free breast health services because of money raised through the LA County Race and other fundraising efforts by Susan G. Komen® Los Angeles County. The 25% balance of the net proceeds is invested in Susan G. Komen’s national grant programs funding groundbreaking research.

Komen LA County is a local charity serving the communities of Los Angeles County; we are an Affiliate of Susan G. Komen®, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease.

To date, the Affiliate has raised over $10 million for community-based grants to local LA County health organizations. Through these grants, Komen LA County provides crucial funding for breast cancer diagnostic services, educational programs, patient navigation and psychosocial support. Grants information:

About Circle of Promise

Circle of Promise is a breast cancer resource and awareness program that further engages black women and men in the fight against breast cancer. Collectively, initiatives under Circle of Promise seek to motivate and empower the black community by mobilizing women and men to get active about their breast health and involved in the larger community, encouraging others to do the same. Circle of Promise California is a statewide initiative of the seven California affiliates of Susan G. Komen, funded by a grant from Anthem Blue Cross Foundation, L.L.C. that targets African American women who are rarely or never screened.