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Denton Race for the Cure is September 29

Submitted by on September 10, 2012 – 2:33 pmNo Comment

 

North Texans make real impact in the fight against breast cancer

Thousands of people of all ages and abilities will gather at South Lakes Park in Denton, TX, for the 2nd Annual Susan G. Komen North Texas Denton Race for the Cure.

The Denton Race for the Cure features:

  • 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk
  • Competitive 5K
  • Casual 5K Run/Walk
  • Kids for the Cure activity area and Kids 50 yard dash
  • Elizabeth’s Garden tribute
  • grantee health fair
  • sponsor expo

Everyone is invited to come out on Saturday, September 29, 2012 (rain or shine), and help raise awareness and funds in the fight against breast cancer. Online registration for walkers and runners is open until 5:00 p.m. on September 28th at komennorthtexas.org.  Walk up registration on event day is open from 6:00 to 7:30 a.m.

Kids for the CureThere are several participation options for the Denton Race for the Cure.  In addition to adult, youth and senior registration, they offer Babies for the Cure in which registered infants receive a Race for the Cure feeding bib.  For those who cannot attend the Race in person, the Sleep In for the Cure program allows you to race “in absentia”; participants will receive both a participant t-shirt and a cozy, embroidered pink ribbon blanket.  Finally, for the first time, students can now receive a special, discounted price when they provide the name of their school in the registration process.

The Race for the Cure is the largest single source of critically needed funding in the fight against breast cancer and raises awareness of this deadly disease.  Of the net funds raised, 75% is granted out to local organizations in the North Texas area (Collin, Cooke, Denton, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Montague, and Wise counties) to fund breast health programs for medically underserved North Texans focusing on education, screening, treatment, and patient navigation.  The remaining 25% of net funds goes toward breakthrough scientific research at the national level.

Making a bold statement in pink, approximately 300 survivors will form a procession to the Survivor Celebration and Awards Ceremony on the main stage where both survivors of breast cancer as well as those who have lost their battle will be honored.

Race day volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups are still available.  For more information, call 972-378-4808 or  visit komennorthtexas.org.  You can also connect on Facebook, follow their tweets on Twitter or watch their videos on YouTube.

 

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