Team IU Health
More than a pink ribbon, it’s a movement.
In 1992, more than 1,700 IU employees came together to raise $50,000 for the first IU Health team in Central Indiana’s Race for the Cure. Employees from across the state have come together each and every year since to raise funds and awareness to fight breast cancer.
Nineteen years later, more than 2,500 IU Health employees participated in the 2011 race, raising more than $27,000 for the cause. This accomplishment is testament to our dedication and something we’re extremely proud of.
April 21, 2012 will mark Central Indiana Race for the Cure’s 21st anniversary. To commemorate, the IU Health team aims to rally 5,000 employees to join the team.
Why I Walk Video
Jane from IU Health Methodist Hospital talks about why she walks in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
IU Health experts continue to cure today.
Our commitment to cancer care comes from the heart. We’ve seen this disease affect our mothers, our daughters and our best friends. So when we say we’re going to do everything possible, you better believe it.
IU Simon Cancer Center has the largest number of advanced cancer treatment tools in the state and a National Cancer Institute designated cancer center. We are also proud to partner with the IU Health Proton Therapy Center in Bloomington, Indiana, one of only a few centers of its kind in the United States.
IU Health is leading the way for cancer care in Indiana
Photos from Past Years
02/22/2013 | Treatments & Services, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Race for the Cure |
How you eat and drink after an endurance event can be just as important as your pre-race nutrition. We asked Heather Fink, a registered dietitian and consultant for IU Health Sports Performance, to share tips for a good post-race recovery plan. Rehydrate gradually. Whether you’re walking, running, swimming or biking, when an endurance event is over, your first impulse may be to chug water as… Read More
03/15/2011 | Community, Race for the Cure |
As head of the Little Red Door’s Mammography Assistance Program, Jane Ambro had seen the impact mammogram screenings had on women’s health in Indianapolis. So, when she heard a fledgling new event was seeking volunteers to help organize an inaugural 5k breast cancer awareness walk/run, Ambro jumped on board. That event drew 1,700 women and $50,000 in its first year even though few people… Read More
It started with a promise.
Susan G. Komen was just a woman fighting cancer as best she knew how in 1982 - with her heart, body and soul. But she didn’t stop there. Throughout her diagnosis, treatment and hospital stays, Susan made life better for others battling breast cancer, instead of focusing on herself.
Inspired by Susan’s compassion for others, sister Nancy G. Brinker made a promise to do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. The result?
Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists and has raised more than $1.9 billion since its inception.
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