Komen Race for the Cure celebrates 20th year

The color pink will rule downtown Toledo on Sunday, September 29, during  the 20th annual Race for the Cure. Organizers hope to raise more than $1 million and draw more than last year’s 16,500 runners. Registration for the 5K (3.1 mile) race (or 1-mile course for the Family Fun Walk) begins at Summit & Monroe at 7:00 am with the race start at 9:30 am.  Cost for the race: $30 for racers 18 and over, $20 for those 17 and under. Those who also run in the First Annual Race for the Cure in Findlay on Saturday September 28 can do both races for $50 (18+) or $35 (17 and under).

Aubrey Whewell, Community elations Coordinator for the NWO Susan G. Komen, notes the importance of this event. “Ohio is 34th in the country for new cases of breast cancer being diagnosed, but 4th in mortality. Seventy-five percent of the funds we raise stay in Northwest Ohio to help provide education, screening, and support services.”

Runners, walkers, donors, and sponsors can get more information about the Race and all Komen activities at www.komennwohio.org or by calling 419 724-CURE