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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Time: September 12, 2010 from 8am to 11am
Location: Garden of the Gods
Street: 30th St. and Gateway Rd.
City/Town: Colorado Springs
Website or Map: http://www.komensecolorado.or…
Event Type: 5k, walk/run, fundraiser
Organized By: Tim Bergsten
Latest Activity: Sep 2, 2010

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Event Description

Please plan to participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K Run/Wal beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 12.
This is one of the biggest and best fundraising events each year.
Regsiter at the event website.
About the event: "The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series, the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. Since its inception in 1983, the Komen Race for the Cure series has grown from one local Race with 800 participants to a global series of more than 120 Races with more than 1 million people expected to participate in 2010.

The Komen Race for the Cure is a unique event, designed and implemented to promote positive awareness, education and early detection of breast cancer. It has proved to be an enormously effective way to reach many women and men with the message that breast cancer is not necessarily fatal if mammography and breast self-exam become routine. As well as being a road race for runners, the Komen Race for the Cure is an emotionally charged event that attracts many first timers and recreational runners. The Komen Race for the Cure is an opportunity for thousands of women, men and their families, running or walking, to spread the breast cancer message within their communities.

Seventy-five percent of the net funds raised at the Race remain here in the Komen Southeastern Colorado Affiliate to provide breast health research, diagnostics, screening, treatment, services and education for uninsured or underinsured women. The remaining 25 percent goes to fund national research to discover the causes of breast cancer and, ultimately, its cures.
Why we need your support:

Every step counts! Your donation provides women and men in the Komen Southeastern Colorado Affiliate with services that have literally saved lives. You help make the following programs possible:

* Free mammograms and diagnostics
* Medical treatment for qualified breast cancer patients who cannot afford care, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation
* Support services including support groups, assistance with finding financial resources, prescription refills and transportation to medical appointments
* Education about the warning signs of breast cancer, methods of early detection and the latest treatment options
* Cutting edge research to find a cure for breast cancer

Seventy-five percent of net proceeds are used for local programs like those listed above, with 25 percent used to fund breast cancer research."

Race-day schedule:
5:30 a.m. Gates/Parking Open
5:30 – 8:00 a.m. Race Day Registration
6:00 a.m. Survivor & VIP Breakfast (at the Pink Cafe)
Refreshment Tent Opens
Sponsors’ Tents Open
Shades of Pink Merchandise Tent Opens
Bag Check Tent Opens
7:00 a.m. Survivors’ Parade of Pink &
Non-denominational Blessing
8:00 a.m. 5K Run
8:15 a.m. 5K Walk
8:45 a.m. 1K Family Walk
9:00 a.m. Deadline for Donation Prizes
(Turn in at Donation Tent)
9:45 a.m. Survivor Celebration, Awards Ceremony, and
Prize Drawings (Main Stage)

This event will occur on time, rain or shine. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds; rather your entry fee will be used as a donation to the Komen Southeastern Colorado Race for the Cure.

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