Komen Global Race for the Cure: What you need to know to register

Now is the time to register for the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure, which takes place in Washington, D.C., on June 2.

• Decide whether you want to walk or run and if you want your children to participate. Feeling lazy? You can always just sleep in.

Form a team, join an existing team or register as an individual. Teams are separated into divisions (local government, corporate, academic and friends and family, for example), and the top fundraising team in each division will win special recognition.

•{ }Volunteer by helping with pre-race site setup on the National Mall, handing out bibs and packets, or staffing an information services booth.

• Set a fundraising goal: The recommended goal is $139 per team member. Here are some important fundraising deadlines.

• Know your breast cancer facts: Washington, D.C., has one of the highest incidence rates of invasive breast cancer in the U.S — 139 per 100,000.

• Know who benefits from your efforts: Up to 75 percent of the Komen Global Race for the Cure's net income stays in the Washington, D.C. area to fund breast cancer screening, treatment and education programs through the National Capital Area Grant Program. Local grant recipients include: Casa de Maryland, Providence Health Foundation, Arlington Free Clinic and Georgetown University Hospital. Susan G. Komen also works around the globe to reach under-served people in areas where breast cancer death rates are highest.

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