Race for the Cure History

The Komen Oregon & SW Washington Affiliate was founded twenty-five years ago in 1991, when Lolly Champion first noticed the book The Race is Run One Step at a Time: My Personal Struggle and Every Woman’s Guide to Taking Charge of Breast Cancer by Nancy Brinker.  Reading the book lead to research on the non-profit then called The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation – an organization named after Brinker’s sister who had battled and eventually died of breast cancer. Champion decided then to establish a Komen Affiliate in Portland and bring the organization’s annual fundraiser – the Race for the Cure® – to town. 


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2018 Komen Eugene Race for the CureŽ

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Valley River Center Mall

293 Valley River Center

Eugene, OR 97401

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