Race for the Cure: Join Team IU Health
Join the Promise
In 1992, more than 1,700 Indiana University Health team members and families came together to raise $50,000 for the first IU Health team in Central Indiana’s Race for the Cure. IU Health team members and families from across the state have continued to come together each and every year to raise funds and awareness to fight breast cancer.
“Team IU Health” continues to be one of the largest Komen teams in the nation. In 2016, IU Health hopes to once again build a team and to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation in the race on Saturday, April 16. 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 2016 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure has begun. Create your own team or join some of our IU Health team members. Please remember, if you are creating your own IU Health Team, 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.
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 is the state’s only National Cancer Institute designated patient cancer care center, and provides the most highly skilled cancer specialists, innovative treatment options and the latest clinical trials to help our patients fight cancer. In addition the Komen Tissue Bank, located at the Simon Cancer Center, is the only repository in the world for normal breast tissue and matched serum, plasma, and DNA. By studying normal tissue, we accelerate research for the causes and prevention of breast cancer.
How your support saves lives
Susan G. Komen is 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. Through generous gifts of time, money and personal commitment, Komen Central Indiana helps local women today with early detection and navigating treatment in 21 Central Indiana counties. Komen helps women tomorrow by conducting research to make detection easier, care better and outcomes more successful.