Milwaukee to Host Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin Affiliate’s
12th Annual Race for the Cure® on Sunday, Sept. 26
MILWAUKEE—Men, women, children, sisters, mothers and daughters will fill the streets with pink ribbons and attire as they run and walk to raise funds for the battle against breast cancer at the 12th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®. Scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 26 at 9:15 a.m. at Milwaukee Art Museum and Discovery World campuses, located at 500 N. Harbor Drive, the Race for the Cure invites all members of the community to raise money to fund breast cancer research, education, screening and access to treatment.
Online, advanced registration fees for the Race for the Cure are $25 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and under participating in Kids for the Cure®, which includes a scavenger hunt at Discovery World and the Toddler Dash. The online registration deadline is Sept. 24. On-site registration and sign-in will begin at 7 a.m. Race day registration fees are $35 for the Race for the Cure and $25 for Kids for the Cure.
As its only fundraiser of the year, Komen Southeast Wisconsin Affiliate is counting on at least 14,000 registered participants and fundraisers to participate in this year’s Race with hopes to raise more than $1 million. In the 2009 Race for the Cure® more than 13,000 participants raised $1.2 million.
“The Race is an exhilarating and momentous event for the community – especially for breast cancer survivors and families who have been affected in some way by breast cancer,” said Sally Sheperdson, executive director of Komen Southeast Wisconsin Affiliate. “I hope each participant is proud to know they’ve made a direct impact and contribution to not only local community efforts but the extensive breast cancer research Susan G. Komen funds annually.”
There are several additions to this year’s Race. The top 50 participants who have raised the most donations will be invited to a special VIP Recognition Event. A Survivor Recognition Ceremony will kick off the Race at 9 a.m. Also Race day, Bartolottas will cater participant or team lunches and donate one dollar per lunch to Komen Southeast Wisconsin Affiliate. Friends for the Cure, a program presented by Gruber Law Offices, offers incentives and prizes to participants who raise at least $250 for the Race. For those unable to attend or would rather hit the snooze button on Race Day, Steinhafels is sponsoring Sleep in for the Cure. Those interested can register online, and a Race shirt and a gift from Steinhafels will be mailed to them.
Up to 75 percent of the Race’s earnings directly funds grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education, breast cancer screening and access to treatment programs for uninsured and under-insured women in Southeast Wisconsin. The remaining earnings support the national Komen Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, noble awards and educational and scientific programs around the world.
To register, make a donation or for more information on the Susan G. Komen Race of the Cure visit www.KomenSoutheastWI.org.
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