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Key Dates

2/1/16:  Early-bird registration for the 2016 Mother's Day Race for the Cure ends

2/1/16: Deadline to apply for the Team Captains Liaison volunteer position

2/27/16: Komen 101 Volunteer Orientation

3/4/16: Registration opens to join Team Komen for the Chicago Marathon for a Cure

4/3/16: Run with Team Komen at the Shamrock Shuffle

5/8/16: Mother's Day Race for the Cure  

In The News

Early-Bird Registration for the Race for the Cure Ends February 1st!

early-bird discount

The Mother's Day Race will be held at 8 am, on Sunday, May 8th, in Downtown Chicago. Save $5 off of your registration fees by signing up before February 1st! 

Register for the 10K or 5K Timed Run, 5K Walk or 1 Mile Fun Walk. If you can't make the event, you can register to "Sleep in for the Cure" -- you'll get a Race bib and shirt sent to you (and you can hit the snooze button)! Register here.


Find a New Way to Get Involved in the Race for the Cure!

chicago committeeJoin a Race Planning Committee

Our dedicated Race Planning Committees are the key to successful Race events! Leadership positions are available for a variety of interests and time commitments. For more information, see our 2016 Information Guide or contact Katherine Sobolewski at volunteer@komenchicago.org. 


2014 teamNew Volunteer Opportunity – Teams Liaison

The Teams Liaison will provide support to assigned Race for the Cure Team Captains, including communications, goal setting, fundraising strategies, and more.  To apply, please view the job description and sign up by Monday, February 1. Contact Katherine Sobolewski at volunteer@komenchicago.org with any questions.


Order Your Exclusive Chicago Race Shirt Today -- Supplies Are Limited!

2016 Race ShirtShow your support with Komen Chicago's exclusive, long-sleeved, dri-fit shirt! You can purchase the shirt by:

1. Registering for the Race for the Cure
2. Buying it online through our

The shirt will be mailed to you in mid-April. Supplies are limited, so order yours today!


Register To Run with Team Komen at the Shamrock Shuffle on April 3rd!

2015 shamrock shuffleThe Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K (4.97 mile) run will be held on Sunday, April 3, 2016. Register now to run with Team Komen and be a part of the fight against breast cancer! Funds raised will help to serve those in need here in our local community, as well as fund global research! Please contact Katherine Sobolewski at teamkomen@komenchicago.org with any questions.

SAVE THE DATE: Registration to join Team Komen for the Chicago Marathon for the Cure opens March 4th!

Meet Komen Chicago's New Board Member, Terri Martyka

terri martykaTerri Martyka recently joined Komen Chicago's Board of Directors, bringing her experience as both a Komen science advocate and breast cancer survivor.

In her new role on the Board, Terri hopes to serve the local community, as well as involve more survivors in Komen Chicago's work. "I have always wanted to do the best possible job representing the survivors in the community, and I am humbled by the invitation to join the Board," Terri noted. Continued» 

Introducing Komen Chicago's Young Professional Council - Join Us Today!

allpinkRibbon.pngKomen Chicago is proud to announce the creation of the Young Professional Council! 

The Council will be comprised of young professionals, community leaders, and breast cancer survivors that want to make a difference in our community as we fight to end breast cancer. Participation on the Council allows you to:

  • Be part of a mission that impacts millions of lives locally, nationally and globally;
  • Expand your professional and personal network;
  • Develop events that will have a social impact in our community; and
  • Provide an opportunity to be a leader and representative for Komen Chicago.

To be part of this exciting opportunity, contact Amanda Sabal, President, Young Professional Council Chicago Affiliate, at ypc@komenchicago.org or 312-212-5566.

Grantee Feature

Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force Strives to Address Disparities

Metropolitan Breast Task Force

With the help of Komen Chicago's grant, the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force's Beyond October program is now the largest, non-government funded navigation program in the city. Over 20 hospitals donate screening mammograms and diagnostic services to serve under/uninsured women.

"We are able to help women access care where they are at on the breast health continuum and save a lot of lives," noted Teena Francois-Blue, Associate Director of Community Health Initiatives and Research. Continued»

Sponsor Feature

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center Partners with Komen Chicago to Educate, Raise Awareness

CTCA TeamIn addition to providing medical care and treatment to patients, Cancer Treatment Centers of America® strives to help educate women and men about ways to minimize their risk for cancers. As Market Development Specialist Alecia Kubicki notes, "One in three cancers are attributed to lifestyle, so we work to help people maintain better health through awareness and education on the difference lifestyle choices can make."

As a sponsor of Komen Chicago, the focus on education is a natural fit. "CTCA® is proud to help further Komen's mission to fight breast cancer by raising awareness with the goal of lowering the rates of individuals affected by this disease." Continued»

Did You Know?

As we start the New Year and consider changes we want to make in 2016, check out some of these healthy behaviors.  It is never too late to adopt a healthy lifestyle! 

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