Dear Komen Houston Friends,
Komen Houston would like to extend a sincere apology to those who may have a religious scheduling conflict with this year's Komen Houston Race for the Cure®. We have an agreement with the City of Houston to reserve our space each year, at the same time, on the first Saturday of October - to officially kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Five years ago, when we noticed that this date would overlap with religious holidays, we did everything in our power to switch the date of the Race and still keep the event going strong as an important fundraiser for Komen Houston's grantees. Unfortunately, our options were limited and we were ultimately unable to change the date from October 4th, 2014.
Although we are aware of the message that scheduling the Race for the Cure® over any important holiday may send, we must express that we did not intend any disrespect or to undervalue the significance of your holy day. We thank you for your understanding and for helping to preserve the mission of Susan G. Komen's Race for the Cure® and promise to do our best to prevent similar mistakes in the future.
Our staff, volunteers and partners again offer our most sincere apologies and we hope to see you at the Race in 2015.
- Susan G. Komen® Houston