PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The annual Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure has been postponed until September, due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The 28th annual race was scheduled for Mother’s Day (May 10) and will not take place on Sunday, September 13 at Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park.
The annual event attracts 15,000 participants annually.
“The health and safety of our community always has been and always will be our top priority, therefore, we are rescheduling the Race until later this year,” says Kathy Purcell, chief executive officer, Komen Greater PA. “Women and men will not stop being diagnosed with breast cancer. Now is not the time to walk away from our mission. That is why it is imperative that the Race goes on. People throughout Pennsylvania are depending on us.”
A release from Komen Greater PA says the annual race, “honors all those whose lives have been touched by breast cancer and creates momentum to renew the commitment to funding vital breast health education, screening, and treatment programs, including the Mammogram Voucher Program and Patient Treatment Assistance, for women and men wo are under-insured, uninsured, or experiencing hardship.”
For more information visit the organization’s website or call the Greater PA office at 412-342-0500.