Wayne Cares: Detroit Race for the Cure

Helping to build a successful community is part of Wayne State University's urban mission. Lending helpful hands to uplift those in need is a critical building block. Wayne Cares is a university outreach initiative that brings together the university community for the purpose of charitable giving. Its primary goal is to help university units work together and collaborate with each other for the good of the community.

The Komen Detroit Race for the Cure® is the largest race in Michigan and is one of more than 100 Komen Foundation 5K races in a series that attracts over one million participants annually. Its purpose is to educate and build positive awareness about breast cancer and the importance of good breast health. Race supporters are encouraged to raise funds to bring us closer to “a world without breast cancer.” The event celebrates those who have survived the disease and takes time to remember those who have not. The Race raises significant funds for local screening, treatment, and education programs and for research grants awarded throughout the nation by Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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