The Komen Race for the Cure has grown from one race to a global series of more than 140 races on four continents with over 1.6 million participants. These fitness walks and runs like this one in Lafayette celebrate breast cancer survivorship and honor those that have lost their battle with this disease as they raise funds and awareness for those still battling it. Thanks to events like this, Susan G. Komen® has invested more than $1.9 billion dollars in fighting breast cancer.