Northwest NEWS

September 11, 2000


Race for the Cure

The seventh annual Komen Seattle Race for the Cure kicks off Sunday, Sept. 17 at SAFECO Field. The 5K run/fitness walk begins with registration from 7-8 a.m. and concludes with an awards recognition ceremony. The activities for the race day are as follows:
   7 a.m. Registration opens
   8 a.m. Aerobic Warmup with ProRobics,
   8:30 a.m. 5K Co-ed Noncompetitive Run/Walk,
   8:45 a.m. 1 mile Co-ed Noncompetitive Walk,
   9:29 a.m. 5K Wheelchair Race,
   9:30 a.m. 5K Women Only Competitive Run,
   10 a.m. Survivor Photo, Awards and Recognition Ceremony.
   For more information on the Komen Race for the Cure please call 206-667-6700, or register online at Participants can also register the day of the race at SAFECO Field.
   The Komen Race for the Cure was founded in 1982 and today is held annually in 109 U.S. cities and two foreign countries this year. The Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was established by Nancy Brinker to honor the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen who died of breast cancer at the age of 36. The national foundation works through local affiliates and Komen Race for the Cure events. The goal of this year's race is to raise funds toward eradicating breast cancer. Seventy-five percent of the proceeds from the Komen Seattle Race for the Cure will fund local breast health education projects and grants.
   A minimum of 25 percent of the proceeds supports the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Grant Program, which, for the last 18 years, has provided much needed funding for groundbreaking breast cancer screening and treatment.