Join us for the 2013 Komen NC Foothills Race for the Cure on October 26, 2013 at Lenoir Rhyne University, Hickory, NC. On-line registration will open July 11, 2013 and will be $20 for adults and $10 for children aged 6-12. By registering on-line, adult participants can save $5 and have the opportunity to receive one year subscription to Self Magazine. Paper registration fee is $25 and will be available also on July 11. From our registration webpage, you can sign up as an individual, form a team, or join one.
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 2013.
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.
Up to 75 percent of the funds raised at the Race remain here in the NC Foothills Affiliate area (Burke, Caldwell, and Catawba counties) 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 NC Foothills with services that have literally saved lives. You help make the following programs possible:
• Free mammograms and diagnostics
• Education about the warning signs of breast cancer, methods of early detection and the latest treatment options
• Publishing the “Little Pink Ribbon Book” – a resource guide of local resources for breast cancer patients and survivors
• Assist local support services
• Cutting edge research to find a cure for breast cancer
Here is the information about our 2012 Race
The 13th Annual Susan G. Komen NC Foothills Race for the Cure® on Saturday, October 27 was a great success. While all the statistics are not in yet, we had a record number of participants with over 2,800 registered walkers and runners. We have raised over $175,000, which is also a record. Our teams were incredible this year. For more about our teams, visit our team page.
Results of the Komen NC Foothills Race for the Cure® are posted at Lee Timing. The top three breast cancer survivors are:
• Sonya Brown
• Julie Brown
• Trudi Ziehr
The top overall female winners are:
• Olivia Bledsoe
• Michele Hoheiser
• Jane Worley
The top overall male winners are:
• Michael Jaquins
• Jonathan Lawrence
• Jeffrey Carsons
The top female master winners are:
• Debi Thayer
• Susan Sink
• Kathy Smith
The top male master winners are:
• Pat Brooks
• Daniel Briggs
• Gary Ledford
These winners received a plaque.
Medals were awarded to the top three winners in the age categories. Details of these winners and winning times can be viewed at Lee Timing.
We would like to thank our local and national sponsors. We couldn't have done it without you. Volunteers were key to the success of this Race and we also want to thank them. Others that we would like to thanks are:
A special thanks goes to our 2012 Race Committee - it may have been our smallest Race Committee ever, but they managed to pull off the largest Race ever. Great job!