BENEFITING: BREAST CANCER COALITION OF ROCHESTER INC
EVENT DATE: May 11, 2014
A note from my mom, Lisa:
"My daughter Katie and I started walking this walk in 2003 in honor of my Mom. In 2006, before we got out of the car that Mother’s Day I had to tell my daughter I had been diagnosed with breast cancer and that surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation were in my future. But it was seeing people with “Survivor” on their shirts and so many more gathering to help in this battle that supported me through the tough treatment times ahead. I’ve passed the magic 5 years and consider myself very lucky, especially because of all the support I’ve received."
Breast cancer has affected my grandmother, my mother, my friends' family members. It took the life of my boss at Strong Memorial Hospital. It took the lives of several family members of the kids on my staff. I consider myself extremely lucky that my mom is technically in remission, but there's always that creeping fear when I get a message to call home, that this will be the time my parents tell me it's back. The BCCR is an incomparable resource for those affected by breast cancer in the Rochester area. They provide support, education, and community for anyone in need of reassurance that we can beat this thing.
Join us on Mother's Day at Genesee Valley Park for the 13th Annual Pink Ribbon Run & Walk. The race and walk routes provide scenic views of the Genesee River, Erie Canal and U of R Campus.
The Pink Ribbon Run is a women only 5K road race for women of all ages. The Family Fitness Walk is open to all men, women and children, walkers, strollers, joggers, and fitness enthusiasts. The walk route includes 2.3 and 3.6 mile options.
Pre-registration fee is $20 per person, $30 day of event. Fees are waived for individuals raising $50 or more in pledges.
Pre-Register individuals and teams and fundraise online!
Pre-registration and packet pickup is strongly encouraged - packet includes:
Numbered Race or Walk Bib, T-Shirt, and Bandana. Race Bib will contain timing chip. Raffle tickets will be sold to win an iPad Mini with Retina Display.
Pre-Registration and Packet Pick-Up Details:
Location: Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, 840 University Avenue (corner of Elton Street)
Wednesday, May 7; Thursday, May 8; Friday, May 10; 8am-7pm
Saturday, May 12, 8am-12 Noon
At this event we celebrate the lives of those who have been touched by breast cancer. Thank you in advance for supporting our heroes!
Questions? Call (585) 473-8177 or email email@example.com.
Thank you for your support!