Susan G. Komen Arizona announced Wednesday that they are discontinuing the Southern Arizona Race for the Cure beginning with the race scheduled for March 2017.
The group released the following statement on their website:
It is with heavy hearts that we at Susan G. Komen Arizona announce that we are discontinuing the Southern Arizona Race for the Cure® beginning with the Race previously scheduled for March 2017.
The Southern Arizona Race has been a valued part of our Susan G. Komen family since 1998. We appreciate the dedication and support of all those who have participated in these events in the past. Thanks to the commitment of our volunteers, donors, sponsors and race supporters, we have been able to make a significant impact on breast cancer in Southern Arizona. To each of you, we extend our heartfelt gratitude.
After thoughtful consideration, we determined that to maximize our impact in the area, it is time to focus on new ways to raise funds and engage with our communities.
Komen Arizona remains committed to the communities we serve and is actively planning new events. We are working toward a new event for Tucson in early spring. Please continue to check our website for details on this exciting opportunity.
Thank you for your ongoing support of our mission and goal to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths by 50% over the next decade. Together we are stronger in the fight to save lives and end breast cancer forever!