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Join the fight against breast cancer at the Race for the Cure

Be bold. Be fearless. Be a part of an empowered community at Race for the Cure to fight breast cancer

Race for the Cure brings together supporters, breast cancer survivors and Forever Fighters to raise funds for breast cancer treatment, lifesaving research and patient advocacy.
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Race for the Cure brings together supporters, breast cancer survivors and Forever Fighters to raise funds for breast cancer treatment, lifesaving research and patient advocacy.

The Susan G. Komen Boise Race for the Cure is so much more than sporting pink attire and walking.

It’s a day to come together as an empowered community and help save lives by raising funds for breast cancer treatment, patient advocacy and breakthrough research.

The 21st annual event will start Saturday, May 11, at the Albertsons headquarters, 250 E. ParkCenter Blvd., Boise. The noncompetitive 5k and 1-mile races start at 9 a.m., with registration opening at 7 a.m.

The day’s events also include an expo to visit sponsor booths, a Survivor Tent, fundraising awards ceremony at 7:40 a.m., and a Promise Parade with group photo at 8:30 a.m.

There’s even a cardio class offered from 8-8:20 a.m. to get your muscles warmed up.

Online registration has closed but late/day-of registration is available.

Fees are $35 for adults, breast cancer survivors and those living with the disease; and $30 for ages 17 and younger. For those who still want to donate to the cause but cannot attend the event, you can register as a virtual participant for $35.

Although fundraising is encouraged, it is not required. And all donations that are received by May 31 will be counted toward your fundraising goal.

Last year, the race raised more than $64,000 in individual contributions. This year’s goal is $100,000.

Jodi Weak, executive director, Susan G. Komen Idaho Montana, said, “We look forward to seeing everyone walking on May 11 for a day of inspiration and hope as we honor those we have lost, celebrate those who have survived and support everyone currently living with breast cancer.”

For more information, go to komenidahomontana.org or call 208-384-0013.

Michelle Jenkins compiles event calendars, archives and writes a Helping Works column for the Idaho Statesman. She attended Boise State University and grew up in New Plymouth, Idaho.
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