Welcome to the Row for the Cure© National Donation page.
Your donation on this page will support the expansion of Row for the Cure© events to more communities across the United States.
With the support of USRowing, we have representatives at major USRowing events across the country. These representatives answer questions about how our events are structured, how individuals can be involved, and how each event benefits a local Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure©.
Each Komen Affiliate uses 75% of the money we raise to fund programs which educate diverse communities about the great benefit of early detection, programs which provide free or low cost mammograms along with follow-up for those who are diagnosed with breast cancer, and programs which support breast cancer patients and their families in many different ways.
The remaining 25% of your money is used to fund cutting edge research looking for cures for the many different kinds of breast cancer. Here are some of the most recent facts;
An estimated 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to occur among women in the U.S. in 2009. An estimated 40,170 women will die. In addition to invasive breast cancer, 62,280 new cases of in situ breast cancer are expected to occur among women in 2009.
An estimated 1,910 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and an estimated 440 will die in 2009.
Breast cancer is the leading cancer among American women and second only to lung cancer in cancer deaths.
More than two million women currently living in the U.S. have been diagnosed and treated for breast cancer.
With your help we are:
One race away from victory - one stroke closer to the cures
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