Proceeds from the Komen Race for the Cure Series fund both national research efforts and local breast health education and breast cancer out-reach programs. A majority of the net proceeds fund community projects related to breast health education, screening and treatment and are based on the specific needs of each community as determined by local Komen for the Cure Affiliates. (75% of Susan G. Komen Peoria Race for the Cure® dollars supports awareness, education, screening and treatment services in the Central Illinois area and 25% helps fund the national grant program.)
The Peoria Memorial Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® holds two distinctions that no other Komen Affiliate can claim. They host the second oldest Race in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series – celebrating their 25th Anniversary in 2010 – and Peoria is hometown of Suzy and Nancy. Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister Susan that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer.