Did you know that one out of eight women will have to fight breast cancer in her lifetime? That's why, since 1999, the Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has been hard at work here in the Austin area raising money to provide FREE breast cancer screening, education and medical services as well as financial and emotional support. In fact, 75 percent of the money we raise each year is put to work right here in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson counties to improve the lives of those affected by this deadly disease. The remaining funds go to national research to find a cure for breast cancer once and for all.
In celebration of the 15th annual Susan G. Komen® Austin Race for the Cure we've named 15 local breast cancer survivors and co-survivors as our Honorary Race Chairs. These 15 inspiring men and women are truly representative of the battle against breast cancer in our own community. Watch their stories below!