San Diego Chargers Jahleel Addae and Jacoby Jones Named 2015 Honorary Chairs for Susan G. Komen San Diego’s Race for the Cure

San Diego Chargers Jahleel Addae and Jacoby Jones Named 2015 Honorary Chairs for Susan G. Komen San Diego’s Race for the Cure
October, 2015 Client News
SAN DIEGO – Oct. 5, 2015 – For the second year in a row, San Diego Chargers safety Jahleel Addae will serve as Honorary Chair for Susan G. Komen San Diego’s 19th Annual Race for the Cure on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 in Balboa Park. New this year is Chargers wide receiver Jacoby Jones, who also will be serving as Honorary Chair.

Jones and Addae, who both have been affected by breast cancer, encourage San Diegans to join Team Chargers to raise funds for the fight against the disease. In their role as Honorary Chairs, Jones and Addae will serve as the Chargers’ spokespersons for the Race, help bring awareness to breast cancer in San Diego and encourage fans to join Team Chargers.

Addae’s mother was affected by breast cancer in 2013 and through his efforts, he aims to give back to others going through the same thing his family did.

“It’s an honor to partner with Susan G. Komen San Diego again for the 2015 Race for the Cure,” said Addae. “Breast cancer has played a prevalent role in my and my family’s life for the last two years, and it’s encouraging to help raise funds for this important cause in our local community.”

Jones has a personal connection as two of his aunts are breast cancer survivors.

“It is an honor to be a part of such a special event,” said Jones. “Fighting breast cancer is tough. You hate to see your loved ones hurting and in pain. It takes a lot of strength to keep smiling and battling while going up against breast cancer. It was really hard seeing my aunts going through it especially after chemo when they lost all of their hair. Luckily, my aunts are healthy and doing well today.”

Every person who fundraises $125, will be put in to a drawing for four tickets to the Chargers vs. Broncos home game on December 6. The winner of the tickets will also be invited to go on the field during pregame festivities. All Team Charger members will get a Race for the Cure T-shirt, and a Chargers pink wristband.

“Jahleel, Jacoby and the San Diego Chargers are an inspiration to our team at Komen San Diego,” said Laura Farmer Sherman, president & CEO, Susan G. Komen San Diego. “Race for the Cure is our largest fundraiser and their support again this year will help us greatly in the effort to educate and motivate women to get screened, fund treatments, and support breast cancer research.”

The 5K and one-mile walk/run raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates survivors and honors those who have lost their battle. Proceeds from the event will go toward Komen San Diego.

When San Diegans participate, their donations go directly to help breast cancer patients in San Diego County, as well as toward research grants internationally. With $1 million invested this year alone, Komen San Diego continues to be the County’s largest provider of free breast cancer treatments, services and support.

Participating in the Race helps Komen San Diego provide free services for every step of the breast cancer journey:

  • Diagnostic mammograms, biopsies, MRI’s, ultrasounds and more for qualified women who have nowhere to turn when breast cancer strikes
  • Temporary financial aid – including rent, mortgage, prescription drug payments and more
  • Meal delivery for a woman and her entire family
  • Intensive patient navigation – complete with emotional support for all
  • The world’s largest investment of breast cancer research – next to the U.S. government. Right now, $42 million is at work to find the cure!
  • Wherever there’s a gap – Komen San Diego fills it

EVENT CALENDAR DETAILS:
Event: Susan G. Komen San Diego 19th Annual Race for the Cure
Date: Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Balboa Park; Start: 6th Ave at Palm St. Media trucks park on 6th Ave. in front of the start line by the stage between Palm St. and Olive St. 
Registration/Website: http://komensandiego.org/race/

Local Presenting Sponsors are Hologic, Inc., Jerome’s Furniture Store, Ralphs and Food for Less. The Local Presenting Media Sponsors are CBS 8, JACK FM and 760 AM. Platinum sponsors include Chevron and Anderson Plumbing, Heating and Air.

For additional information about the Race for the Cure click here. Sponsorships are available. For more information, contact Flora Hoang at flora@sdkomen.org. Please support Race for the Cure on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/KomenSanDiego and please use the hashtag #RaceforTheCureSD and #RaceforTheCure

About the Race for the Cure

The Komen Race for the Cure is a unique 5K and 1 mile race designed and implemented to promote positive awareness, education and early detection of breast cancer. It has proved to be an enormously effective way to reach many women and men with the message that breast cancer does not have to be fatal if regular mammograms and breast self-exams become routine. As well as being a road race for runners, the Komen Race for the Cure is an emotionally charged event attracting many first timers and recreational runners. It is an opportunity for thousands of women, men and their families, running or walking, to share a message of hope and inspiration with their communities. Register at komensandiego.org/race.