The Race

We race to end breast cancer.

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1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. We’re going to change that.


Join our annual Mother's Day event May 12, 2019

This year The Race will host a 5K and 1 mile run to empower children and their families to make a difference in the lives of those touched by breast cancer. The Race has been held each Mother’s Day for the past fourteen years, attracting thousands of participants to date. Bring your family, and make it a Mother’s Day to remember. Race participants will receive t-shirts, and everyone can enjoy refreshments, bounce houses, laser tag, face painting and more. The individual who raises the most money will win a prize. A prize will also be awarded to the team and the school with the greatest participation.

Registration begins at 7:30 AM. The 5K starts at 8:30 AM, followed by the 1 mile run at 9:30 AM.


Private donors cover our operating costs so 100% of your donation goes towards cancer research pilot funding at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC).

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Shape the future.

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With your help. 

We’ve raised millions, funded research for new cancer vaccines, and other breakthrough technologies. Learn more.



The Race helps researchers fundamentally change breast cancer treatment. We look to invest in gamechaging research and new protocols that drastically extend lives and/or alter the modalities of treatment, with a focus towards prevention. We want to prevent, cure, or better manage breast cancer on a long term basis.



The idea for The Race was originated fifteen years ago by Joshua Berns, then 13 years old, and Danielle Berns, then 11 years old. Josh and Dani began "Kids for the Cure", now known as The Race, as an outlet for children and their families to join the fight to eradicate breast cancer. The Race hosts an annual family focused event, where children learn that they can effect the future of breast cancer treatment by raising both money for research and awareness about early detection.

For the past five years, The Race continued has partnered with hundreds of high school students from across Northeast Ohio to assist with the planning, organization, and fundraising for our annual event. These students develop teamwork, leadership, organizational skills, and embrace the importance of philanthropy. 

Breast cancer effects women, men, friends, and family. Josh and Dani’s ideas for The Race fueled their passion to help others who may benefit from early detection and the research advances that are being developed to save and prolong lives. We continue to invest in the most promising breast cancer research, we empower children and their families to act, and we groom the next generation of social entrepreneurs to create a lasting impact. 

Our 2019 Partner

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC) is the coordinating body for all major cancer research activities across Northeast Ohio and one of 49 National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country. At the heart of our cancer center is the concept that cooperation often yields exponential, rather than additive, results. We combine the talent and commitment of 380 physicians and scientists at Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals and Cleveland Clinic, and we support their efforts to develop treatments and cures for cancers of all types, including clinical trials. By pooling our resources and resourcefulness, we dramatically increase our chances of success on behalf of patients and their families.

Pilot funding allows the world-class physicians and scientists at the Case CCC to strategically pursue promising developments in real-time. Through a competitive application open to our consortium partners at Case Western Reserve, University Hospitals and Cleveland Clinic, the Case CCC leads a review process to select the best projects for funding based on their potential impact on cancer research and patient benefit. Investments like these help lay the groundwork necessary to secure additional support from federal and foundation sources with a return on investment of 10-to-1. 


READY TO Help us eliminate breaST cancer?



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