The 30th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will look a bit different in 2021.
In consideration of the health and safety of participants during the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision was made to transform the Jan. 30 event into an online one.
Typically held in downtown West Palm Beach, the Race for the Cure is encouraging others to “walk where you are.”
Event chair Sabine Millien-Felix said the reimagined event will afford others the opportunity to participate.
“I have friends and family across the country who are going to be able to join me at this event for the first time ever,” she said. “I hope others will do as my family and friends have done and register to make this event the best one yet.”
The event will take place with a live opening ceremony on Facebook on the day of the race, recognizing the 2021 “Warriors in Pink” and bringing together breast cancer advocates, survivors, their loved ones and event partners.
Participants will then be invited to take part in their own walk or run, whether it’s in a park, on a treadmill or in their own neighborhoods.
As always, the money raised will support Susan G. Komen’s work in research, care, community and action.