Komen cancels North Florida Race for the Cure


In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, Susan G. Komen North Florida has decided to cancel this year’s Race for the Cure.

The race had been scheduled to be held Oct. 15 at St. Johns Town Center.

“The damage, destruction and devastation left behind from Hurricane Matthew leaves us facing a difficult decision to cancel,” the organization said in a statement. “This was not a decision that was made lightly; however, at this point it would be inconsiderate to our community to continue with the event.”

Komen North Florida will still move forward with plans for its “Dancing for the Cure” event scheduled for Friday, Jan. 27, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown.

The North Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen was founded in 1995, and has awarded more than $1.9 million to area hospitals and clinics to provide necessary services – such as mammograms, biopsies, education, testing and transportation assistance – to North Florida residents. Through events such as Race for the Cure, the affiliate has invested more than $2 million in local breast health programs.