Race for the Cure: Join Team IU Health
Join the Promise
In 1992, more than 1,700 Indiana University Health team members came together to raise $50,000 for the first IU Health team in Central Indiana’s Race for the Cure. Team members from across the state have come together each and every year since to raise funds and awareness to fight breast cancer.
For the past ten years “Team IU Health” has been among the largest Komen teams. In 2014, IU Health hopes to once again build one of the largest team in the nation to join the race on Saturday, April 12. The event—a survivor celebration that features a 5K run/walk and a one-mile family walk—will take place in downtown Indianapolis at Military Park.
How to Join Team IU Health?
Registration for the 2014 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure has begun. Follow these instructions to join Team IU Health. Don’t forget to include “Team IU Health” in your team’s name and select IU Health in the drop down menu for company/corporate name.
Help patients close to home
This year, in addition to contributing to the Komen organization, you also have the opportunity to help cancer patients at IU Health Simon Cancer Center. IU Health 2014 team hats are available for just $5 (with free shipping) and all proceeds will go to the patient assistance fund.
We know cancer treatment can be costly. On top of medical bills, patients still need to pay for housing, parking and transportation to and from the hospital—not to mention typical monthly bills such as heating and electricity. The Patient Assistance program helps relieve some of the costs associated with cancer treatment and repeat trips to the hospital.
When you purchase the 2014 hat from the IU Health Store, you will also receive a 2013 team hat as a bonus. Two hats for only $5 and all proceeds go toward patient assistance! Your hats will be mailed directly to you for free.
Why I Walk Video
IU Health team members talk about why they walk in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
IU Health is leading the way for cancer care in Indiana
Our commitment to cancer care comes from the heart. We’ve seen this disease affect our mothers, our daughters and our best friends.
IU Health Melvin and Bren 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 IU Health Proton Therapy Center in Bloomington, Ind., one of only a few centers of its kind in the United States.