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Run For The Cure® Foundation

Run for the Cure® Foundation is a registered NPO with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government since 2004. Our mission is to eradicate breast cancer in Japan as a life-threatening disease through education, timely screening, and treatment. Through our activities, the Foundation develops and executes community outreach programs and education initiatives; organizes programs to help increase Quality of Life (QOL) of breast cancer patients and survivors; funds mammograms; and donates funds to organizations that promote activities specific to the mission of the Foundation. We have donated six mammography machines to six clinics in areas where women are underserved, more than 18,000 women have benefited from mammograms, with over 3,600 funded screenings. The Foundation holds three annual events open to the general public to raise funds in support of our cause. PiNK is Japan’s one and only magazine dedicated to breast cancer. Some 18,000 copies of this quarterly magazine are distributed free-of-charge nationwide through medical institutions, cooking studios, sports shops, libraries and sponsoring companies.

Please contact inquiries@runforthecure.org for subscriptions.
For more information about how to donate, become a sponsor, and/or volunteer for Run for the Cure® Foundation, please visit www.runforthecure.org

Our Mission

Run for the Cure Foundation (RFTC)’s mission is to eradicate breast cancer in Japan as a life-threatening disease through education, timely screening, and treatment.

Through our activities, RFTC will:

  • Fund breast cancer education initiatives
  • Fund clinical examinations and mammography machines
  • Donate funds to organizations that promote activities specific to the mission of the Foundation
  • Develop and execute community outreach programs