Race for the Cure

. September 23, 2015.

Every year, The Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio selects two individuals from their 24 county service area for recognition during the Toledo Race for the Cure. This year’s Toledo Race will be In Celebration of Kathryn ‘Kit’ Curran, and In Memory of Mary Chris Skeldon. 

Kit Curran is a seamstress and small business owner of “Kit’s Jean Hems.” Mary Helen Darah  celebrates Kit in her essay, available in full online. Excerpt below. 

One of Kit’s missions since her experience is to encourage other women to get checked. “I didn’t realize that it had been four years since my last mammogram,” she states. “The cancer that I had could not be felt from the outside. It was the mammogram provided by Komen that saved me. When my good friend from college heard my story, she scheduled her mammogram. She got called back for more views and ended up having a lumpectomy, radiation and chemo. We are college educated women who take care of ourselves but we weren’t getting mammograms. For this reason alone, I will continue to share my story. Women also need to know that if they don’t have insurance there is help available. Komen is very helpful in helping non-insured and underinsured people get the care they need.”

2015-2016 Breast Health Services
Programs funded by Komen Northwest Ohio for uninsured and underinsured individuals 

Avita Health System 
Avita CARES for Women
Project Services: Screening & Diagnosis
Counties Served: Crawford, Huron, Seneca, Wyandot

Blanchard Valley Health System
Hancock County Mammography Screening Initiative
Project Services: Education, Screening & Diagnosis
Counties Served: Allen, Hancock, Hardin, Putnam, Seneca, Wood, Wyandot

Center for Appalachia Research in Cancer Education
The Amish and Mennonite Breast Health Program
Project Services: Education, Screening & Patient Assistance
Counties Served: Defiance, Hardin, Logan, Williams

Firelands Regional Medical Center
S.P.I.C.E. (Support, Prevention, Intervention, Community Education)
Project Services: Screening, Diagnosis & Treatment
Counties Served: Erie, Ottawa, Sandusky

Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio
Project Services: Screening, Diagnosis, Patient Assistance & Patient Navigation 
In partnership with the Gretchen Gotthart Skeldon Fund, the Hospital Council will provide patient assistance for breast cancer survivors. 
Counties Served: Allen, Auglaize, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Huron, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Williams, Wood

Mercy Health Partners – Northern Division
Mercy Mammogram Assistance Program (Mercy MAP)
Project Services: Screening & Diagnosis
Counties Served:  Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Wood, Monroe (MI)

Mercy Memorial Hospital
Put Yourself First Today
Project Services: Screening & Diagnosis
County Served:  Monroe (MI)

Parkview Foundation, Inc.
Parkview Breast Health Program
Project Services: Education, Screening & Diagnosis
Counties Served: Defiance, Paulding, Van Wert, Williams

ProMedica Cancer Institute
C.A.R.E.S. (Collaboration, Access, Reduction of Barriers, Empowerment, and Screening)
Project Services: Education, Screening & Diagnosis
Counties Served:  Defiance, Erie, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Wood

Seneca County General Health District
Seneca County Mammograms Matter Program
419-447-3691 x342
Project Services: Education & Screening
Counties Served: Crawford, Huron, Seneca, Wyandot

Toledo-Lucas County CareNet
Keeping the Komen Promise
Project Services: Diagnosis & Patient Navigation
County Served:  Lucas

University of Toledo Health Science Campus
From Gray to Pink
Project Services: Diagnosis, Screening & Patient Assistance
Counties Served: Hardin, Seneca & Shelby

YWCA of Northwest Ohio
YWCA of Northwest Ohio and Susan G. Komen Breast Health Education and Early Detection Program
Project Services: Education & Screening 
County Served: Lucas


18 and under $20 • 19 and over $30 Day of Race $45 for all ages            
Last day to Register online and get packet mailed: Tues., Sept. 15 at midnight. 
After this date, can register online but packet will need to be picked up.  
See dates below for end of online registration times.

Saturday, September 26
Race at 9 am


Dave’s Running Shop, Findlay            

Thursday, September 24, 11 am to 7 pm 
Friday, September 25, 11 am to 4 pm

Last day to register online is Friday, September 25 at 4 pm        

Saturday at Race – 7 am to 8:30 am (cost is $45)


22nd Annual Toledo Race
Sunday, September 27
Race at 9:30 am            


Mathews Ford, Brondes Secor Ford, Kistler Ford, Brondes Ford Maumee

Thursday, September 24, 10 am to 7 pm
Friday, September 25, 10 am to 7 pm
Saturday, September 26, 10 am to 4 pm

Last day to register online is Saturday at 4 pm

Sunday, September 27, inside 5/3rd Field 7:30 am to 9 am

Registration/t-shirt/packet questions:
Phone:  1-855-867-0432
Email: registration@komennwohio.org

Dine Out for the Cure!  Eat at participating restaurants on Findlay Race for the Cure day (Saturday, September 26, 2015) or Toledo Race for the Cure day (Sunday, September 27, 2015) and proceeds from your meal will benefit Komen Northwest Ohio.  Visit komennwohio.org for a list of participating restaurants in the Toledo area, Bowling Green, Defiance, Fremont, Fostoria, Lima, Tiffin, Defiance and Dundee and Monroe, Michigan.  Must present the Dine Out for the Cure flyer to your server in order for Komen to benefit.


Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar (six Toledo  area locations)
The Blarney Irish Pub
Bob Evans (20 NW Ohio locations, plus Dundee and Monroe MI)
Chili's (three Toledo area locations; to go orders included)
Frisch's Big Boy – Maumee
Glass City Cafe
Luckies Barn and Grill
Manhattan's Restaurant
Max & Erma's (three area Toledo locations)
The Oasis Restaurant and Delivery (Toledo area and BG locations; delivery available)
Pizza Papalis of Toledo (take out included)
The Spaghetti Warehouse
Star Diner (four Toledo area locations)
Tony Packo’s Restaurants (five area locations)
Veritas Cork & Craft
Ye Olde Cock N’ Bull
Ye Olde Durty Bird


Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar (including Lima)
Bob Evans (20 NW Ohio locations including Lima)
Cedar Valley Cafe
Main Street Deli
Max & Erma's
The Sweet Retreat
Texas Roadhouse
We Serve. Coffee
Wilson's Sandwich Shop

More restaurants may be added, please check komennwohio.org