With its "RE/MAX Racing for Life®" slogan, RE/MAX is proud to be a co-sponsor of the National Series Breast Cancer Survivor Recognition Program at Komen Race for the Cure events.
Together with its Affiliate Network, corporate partners and various donors, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has raised nearly $740 million for research, education, screening and treatment since 1982. The foundation is best known for its Race for the Cure events, the world's largest series of 5K runs and fitness walks. Komen estimates that more than 1.5 million people participated in its 2004 races.
Komen's Survivor Recognition Program celebrates breast cancer survivors and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. RE/MAX shared sponsorship of the 2004 program with Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity, a nonprofit volunteer organization.
The facts about breast cancer
More than 2 million women living in the United States have been diagnosed with and treated for breast cancer.
This year, an estimated 216,000 women and 1,440 men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.
About 40,000 women and 470 men will die of breast cancer this year.
Breast cancer is the leading cancer among American women and is second only to lung cancer in cancer deaths.
When breast cancer is confined to the breast, the five-year survival rate is more than 95 percent.