New Race Location for 2017

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Announces New Race Location for 2017

Summit, NJ – November 1, 2016 – Today, Susan G. Komen North Jersey announced that their 10th annual Race for the Cure will be in a new location for 2017. The Race, which is one of the largest fundraisers for breast cancer in New Jersey, will be held on May 21, 2017 in Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ.

The announcement was made today at a press conference at Liberty State Park by Executive Director, Kelly Witkowski. Witkowski was joined by Komen North Jersey Board of Trustees President, Kristin Wenger, the 2017 Race for the Cure Chair, Dr. Julie M. DiGioia, M.D., F.A.C.S., Medical Director, Cristie Kerr Women’s Health Center, Jersey City Medical Center, as well as, Franco Zito Comcast/Xfinity one of the Local Presenting Sponsors of the Race.

Jersey City Deputy Mayor Marcos Vigil also offered remarks in support of the annual Race for the Cure and its move to Jersey City today at Liberty State Park. Mayor Steve Fulop in advance of the press conference noted, “The Susan G. Komen Foundation is one of the leading organizations raising funds for research and education to find a cure for breast cancer.” He continued, “We are honored to welcome the organization here to Jersey City to host their annual Race for the Cure and look forward to a successful event.”

When asked why the Race was moving for 2017, Witkowksi replied, “As we mark the milestone of our 10th annual Race for the Cure, it was important to us have a location that could include the largest number of constituents possible. We service a large footprint in North Jersey and moving to Liberty State Park ensures we can offer the thousands who attend a destination event and a day-long affair with the backdrop of the New York City skyline.”

Registration for the USATF-certified, timed 5k with a fun run and walk is now open. To register for the Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure on May 21, 2017 at Liberty State Park visit Komennorthjersey.org/Race.

About Susan G. Komen® and Komen North Jersey

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen North Jersey working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Pink Tie Affair and the Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure®, Komen North Jersey has invested over $16 million in community breast health programs in northern New Jersey and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in researchFor more information, call 908-277-2904 or visit www.komennorthjersey.org.

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