Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in New York, September 9, 2018

location_onCentral Park, New York, New York

Introductory comments at Hope Village, pre-race

Susan G. Komen CEO, Linda McNeil Tantawi introduces Dr. Kevin Kalinsky, winner of the Physician of Impact Award for his dedication to making advancements in thereapeutic options for breast cancer patients.
A moment of silence for those lost to breast cancer quiets the early morning crowd as finishing touches are made to starting line.

Breast Cancer survivors line up for a photo at the starting line at Hope Village

It's cold and rainy, but the runners and their fans are showing up in their bright pink apparel and the music is pumping. Timed runners start at 9am.

CBS New York 2 is on site chatting with attendees

The race/walk route

Volunteers keep everyone moving the right direction at the right time.

As the race date fell on Rosh Hashanah, Lillian Gewirtzman (not pictured), author and Holocaust survivor, joined the Start Line team to bless a special Rosh Hashanah challah from Zaro's Family Bakery (who were also onsite serving up challah slices!)

Power 15 - top fundraisers cheer on the initial runners before joining their teams as they pass.

Timed runners take off!

The Expo has booths and activities running throughout the event.

Genomic Health is printing out photos tagged with #UntilEveryWomanKnows

Women's Dermatologic Society is promoting free cancer screenings

Row House is doing work out drills on stage

Starbucks is pouring free samples

The Expo is packed with corporate sponsors with freebies and snacks

Finishers entering the Expo are greeted with water bottles from volunteers and bananas from Girl Scouts

Crossing the finish line

Runners crossing the finish line

There's a rainy carnival atmosphere at The Expo, adrenaline highs and exhaustion from the runners meet a gauntlet of tents and tables of people handing out free bags, literature, snacks and more while music pumps from the work out demos on stage.
1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. 1 person is diagnosed every 2 minutes.

Tinkerbelle, the first official pup of the race

Free pink turban wrapping

Independence Care System staff showed up to participate. They serve people with physical disabilities, making sure they can get access to the healthcare system.

Volunteer Girl Scouts

The Girl Scouts are out volunteering and distributing bananas and water to participants.

Every minute somewhere in the world, a woman dies from breast cancer. That's more than 1400 women every day.

Jason Naylor paints in the rain as runners pose for photos.