Support the breast cancer ‘Race for the Cure’ as a donor, volunteer, race participant

MURRIETA – The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is asking for volunteers, participants and donors to sign up and support the community event Sunday, Oct. 8, in Murrieta Town Square.

There’s a job for everyone, whether a world-class runner, a community volunteer or someone with a few dollars to support breast cancer survivors and their families. This year marks the first time the race will be held in the picturesque Murrieta Town Square, and lots of community involvement is required to ensure a successful kickoff.

The Susan G. Komen Inland Empire affiliate is seeking to raise $500,000 at the event, which is the affiliate’s signature fundraiser, helping to provide services locally, such as testing, treatment and support for women and men and their families. The affiliate keeps 75 percent of its net income in the community to help serve people in Riverside and San Bernardino counties; 25 percent goes toward the national Komen Grants Program, which funds breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world.

The race starts 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, with registration, packet pickup, an expo and tailgating. A one-mile fun run or walk starts 7:15 a.m., followed by a survivor and forever fighter ceremony at 8 a.m. The 5-kilometer run starts at 8:45 a.m., and the 5-kilometer walk starts at 9 a.m.

Sign-ups for race registrants and teams are underway at www.inland empire.info-komen.org, where donors also can make contributions. Registrants can call (951) 676-7465 for help signing up.

The Race for the Cure needs 300 volunteers for race day and 80 volunteers for the day before the race, and volunteers of all ages are welcome. Anyone who is interested in volunteering is encouraged to email [email protected]

For more information about the race, visit www.komenie.org or call (951) 676-7465.

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Susan G. Komen Inland Empire is working to better the lives of people facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Susan G. Komen Inland Empire Race for the Cure, Komen Inland Empire has invested $6.4 million in community breast health programs in Riverside and San Bernardino counties and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research.

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