Elmira, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The annual Susan G. Komen Twin
Tiers Race for the Cure, a 5K run or walk will take place on Sunday,
May 15, 2011 at 7:00am in downtown Elmira.
Start time for the 1 Mile Family Walk is 8:45am, with the non-competitive 5K walk/run beginning at 9:30am and the competitive 5K run starting at 10am.
“Many women in our Twin Tiers region are underserved, so breast
health, education and cancer treatment programs are critical and
we’re proud to be distributing $162,000 right here in our region in
2011,” said Race Chair Scott Heffner. “In addition to raising funds
for critical programs, the Race affords us an opportunity to
celebrate our region’s breast cancer survivors, who have faced or
are currently facing the challenges of the disease.”
Each year at the Race, between 125-150 Breast cancer survivors receive a complimentary pink cap and pink t-shirt provided by Zeta Tau Alpha, the Breast Cancer Survivor Recognition Program sponsor.
Survivors are encouraged to walk or run in the event if they are able, and are recognized with a token rose as they cross the finish line.
In addition, a special survivor’s hospitality tent provides a place for survivors to rest in comfort.
“In the past few years, we have expanded our Survivor hospitality services to include a complimentary breakfast buffet for survivors and their guests,” said Mr. Heffner “This year, thanks to a generous
donation from the Guthrie Foundation, we will be honoring each of our attending survivors with a copy of the inspirational book, “Promise Me,” by Komen founder Nancy Brinker.”
The full service breakfast will be provided by Sweet-N-Saucy, and will be served to survivors and their guest from 7:30am – 8:45am in the Survivor’s
Register for the May 15 Race online or in person.
Individuals and team can register online through www.twintierskomen.com.
Next week, participants will be able to register and pick up Race packets and Tshirts in person at the convenient Registration Center in the
Arnot Mall on the following dates:
Thursday, May 12, 4 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, May 13, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 14, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Mall Registration Center is located between Littman Jewelers and the Shoe Doctor.
The Registration Center will include a number of activities for children, including face painting and T-shirt decoration.
The Children’s activities will also be available on Race day, while supplies last.
For those who must register at the last minute, Race-day registration is available on Sunday, May 15, 2011, from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM in downtown Elmira.
Competitive participants register in Chemung Canal Trust Company’s Main Office.
Non-competitive participants can register in the northwest parking lot. A higher fee will be charged for same-day registrations.
“Momentum for this year’s event is growing as the Race date approaches, and we are thrilled to have the support of so many regional organizations and businesses,” adds Mr. Heffner. “We encourage everyone to come out on Sunday, May 15 to run, walk or be “Proud in the Crowd™” and cheer our participants on at the finish line.”
Nearly 2,500 runners and walkers participated in the 2010 Race, and the event raised over $102,000.
Seventy-five percent of all proceeds from the Race are funneled directly back into the community as grants for screening, treatment, local outreach and education; 25% goes to National for research and development.
Visit www.komentwintiers.org for Race information, sponsorship details and to register online.
About the Twin Tiers Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
The Twin Tiers Region Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure—along with those who generously support us with their talent, time and resources—is working to better the lives of breast cancer patients in our service area.
We join more than a million breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe as part of the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer.
Up to 75 percent of net proceeds generated by the Affiliate stays in our service region.
The remaining income goes to the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Program to fund research.
In March, the organization announced $162,000 for breast health and screening programs in six counties of NY and three counties of PA.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
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 Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement.
Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancersurvivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.
Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, we have invested more than $1.9 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the
For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.