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 to medical research. 


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. 


READY TO Help us eliminate breaST cancer?



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