For 4 out of my 5 years as a mother runner blogger, I have participated in the Race for the Cure. This year, the Susan G. Komen Florida Suncoast Race for the Cure will celebrate its 15th Annual Florida Suncoast Race for the Cure. To honor this special occasion, Susan G. Komen Florida Suncoast Race for the Cure will offer a Race for the Ribbon 15K Challenge, which combines the 10K and 5K.
Of course, when I heard challenge, I had to go for it. But this year, I am more than stepping up for a Race for the Ribbon 15K Challenge. I have stepped up to serve as a Susan G. Komen RAC Pack Ambassador.
As RAC Pack ambassador, I learned some interesting facts about the Susan G. Komen Florida Suncoast:
- The Suncoast chapter was founded in 1999 and serves six counties including Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota and funded over $12 million in grants.
- Susan G. Komen Florida Suncoast has provided funding for 40,000 mammograms and through this funding of our programs, 1200 cases of breast cancer have been detected and treated.
- Susan G. Komen Florida Suncoast also funds programs that provide breast cancer education, screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow up to uninsured and under insured women and men in our service area.
- Approximately $920,000 will fulfill eight programs this year, including seven screening programs and one education and outreach program.
To find a program or screening services in your area visit Komensuncoast.org
Join me this Saturday, October 6 by participating in one of the Race for a Cure events to help Susan G. Komen Florida Suncoast continue its efforts to educate and provide programs for all who depend on its services for treatment.
To encourage everyone to participate and ultimately help raise awareness and funding for breast cancer, there are competitive (timed and chipped) and non competitive categories to include everyone to Race for a Cure. All categories will receive a race packet and shirt.
Race for the Ribbon 15K Challenge – Take the challenge to run the 10K and 5K in celebration of the 15th Annual Florida Suncoast
10K Competitive – A chipped 6.2 mile race through the scenic streets of Downtown St. Pete
5K Competitive – A chipped 3.1 mile race, which follows almost the same course as the 10K.
General Registration – (non competitive) Running isn’t necessary to Race for the Cure! This option is ideal for those who choose the 5K Run/Walk, the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk or the Proud in the Crowd option.
Students for the Cure – (non competitive) New this year! A special student rate for students in middle school through college. School name and student ID during is required for registration.
Kids for the Cure – No matter the age, we need everyone’s help in the Fight Against Breast Cancer!! Kids for the Cure is available for all kids 5th grade & under. On race day, kids can enjoy kids dashes and other activities available on Race day.
Sleep In for the Cure – Is Race morning a little too early for you? You can Race in spirit with “Sleep In for the Cure.” Sleep in for the Cure participants will be mailed a commemorative Sleep In for the Cure shirt.
Which event will you choose?
One lucky Run DMT reader will win an entry to Race For a Cure event. To enter, leave a comment and tell me which category (competitive or non competitive event) you would choose if you win.
Giveaway ends Thursday, October 3. Only open to Florida residents.