Race for the Cure®!

It’s that time of year again–where we stand up and run for the cure!

That’s right–it’s time for the 20th Annual Susan G. Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure®!

When:  Saturday, October 19, 2013

Where: Family Circle Cup, Daniel Island, South Carolina

Who: YOU!

How much: Visit http://www.komenlowcountry.org/komen-race-for-the-cure for more details on dates and fees.

Important Dates:

Wednesday, October 16th – Online registration ends @ noon

Thursday, October 17th – Sponsor booth setup noon–7 p.m.

Friday, October 18th – In-person registration / pickup, expo open from 9 a.m.–6 p.m.


Race Day!

7:00 a.m. Expo, Sponsor Village, and Survivor Tent Open

8:00 a.m. Survivor Celebration

8:30 a.m. Fun Run/Walk

9:15 a.m. 5k Run Timed

10:00 a.m. Awards Ceremony

(No rollerblades or pets, please. Strollers, please line up at the back.)

According to the Komen website, 75% of what you pay or raise stays in the Lowcountry service area to provide “breast health education, screening and diagnostics, and survivor support services.” The remaining 25% supports Komen’s national programs.

In 2012, the Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure® raised over $800,000. This year, the goal is a million dollars, and they need your help. (While your registration fee is not tax deductible, anything additional you donate is.)

If you’d rather Sleep In for the Cure, visit this link to register:


A brief history of the Race for the Cure® from the Lowcountry website:

“Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body, and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and commitment to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer.

Though Susan lost her battle with the disease, her legacy lives on through the work of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the organization Nancy started in her honor.

The Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure—along with those who generously support us with their talent, time, and resources—is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in our community. We join more than 100,000 breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe as part of the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer. Through events like the Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure®, we have invested more than $5.5 million in local breast health and breast cancer awareness projects in 17 counties.”

Click here to join us on the 19th!


Join The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction for the Hats Off to Survivors Event!

Hats OffOn April 15, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Lowcountry Affiliate is hosting Hats Off to Survivors: 2012 Survivor Celebration and Afternoon Tea, and we at the Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction are proud to say we’ll be sponsoring the event!

Both a fundraiser for Susan G. Komen for the Cure and a celebration of breast cancer survivors and co-survivors, the event will be held at the Charleston Mariott. All are welcome, and you can buy tickets online for survivors ($10.00 each), guests ($15.00 each), or for a reserved table of 10 ($200.00).

As part of its celebration, Hats Off to Survivors includes a hat contest, which survivors can enter in one of four categories: most whimsical, most glamorous, most FUNctional, and most representative of Komen.

While everyone is encouraged to wear hats to this event, hats are not required for attendance.

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Founded in 1982, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is a grassroots movement that raises money for breast cancer research while raising awareness about the disease, its prevention, and its treatment. Part of the organization’s mission is to improve the quality of medical care available to those diagnosed with breast cancer and to inspire researchers to continue searching for a cure.

We at the Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction are happy to put our support behind Susan G. Komen events as part of our mission of improving the lives of the women we meet and work with every day.

Hats Off to Survivors Event Details

Who: Susan G. Komen for the Cure & the Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction

What: Hats Off to Survivors: 2012 Survivors Celebration and Afternoon Tea

When: Sunday, April 15, 2012, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: Charleston Mariott, 170 Lockwood Blvd. Charleston, SC 29403

Reserve your seat here.

We look forward to seeing you there!