Komen Training Session Set Tuesday
The local affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure will host a training session for teams for the 2011 race from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the Woman's Building, 911 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler, Komen Tyler Media Relations Chair Ellen Peirce said.
Dinner will be provided.
The session will include a short informative presentation on how to create and manage a team for the Komen Tyler Race for the Cure. Additional topics include fundraising for the Power of 10 and team award incentives.
The Komen Tyler Race for the Cure is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, at Bergfeld Park. Race chairmen are Jayme Fitzpatrick and Kelli Armstrong. Registration for the race is now open at www.komentyler.org
"The Komen Race Series is the world's largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer. The race attracts people of all ages and fitness levels. Although most participants choose to walk or jog, elite runners are also drawn to this event," Mrs. Peirce said.
All Komen Race for the CureŽ courses are certified by USA Track and Field. The first 5,300 registrants are guaranteed a Tshirt, she said.
Bergfeld Park will be filled with many activities and booths from local and national sponsors on race day. Shopping on race day at the Komen boutique is another way to show support. Once again there will be a special children's activities area, Mrs. Peirce said.
In addition, UPS will provide a place to check purses, strollers, etc., on race morning.
For more information about the Komen Tyler Race for the Cure, visit www.komentyler.org
or call the local affiliate office at 903-561-6992.
About Susan G. Komen for the CureŽ
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the CureŽ and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the CureŽ is the world's largest and most progressive grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists. It is the only grassroots organization fighting to cure breast cancer at every stage, from the causes to the cures - fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Since launching the breast cancer movement over 25 years ago, Komen has transformed the culture by changing how the world talks about and treats this devastating disease. Komen is credited with helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into survivors. The Komen Race Series has grown from one Race in Dallas with 800 participants to a global series of over 120 Races with more than 1.5 million people expected to participate in 2009. The Race series has also grown internationally with events in Germany, Italy and Puerto Rico. Thanks to events like Komen Race for the CureŽ, nearly $1 billion has been raised to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.