20th Annual Komen Sacramento Race for the Cure

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#komen–Susan G. Komen Sacramento Valley is counting down the hours until the 20th
anniversary of its annual Race for the Cure. The milestone anniversary
race will honor the survivors and their families, as well as those who
have made a significant impact in the Komen community. This year’s
fundraising goal is to raise half a million dollars, which will benefit
all of Komen’s community programs and continuing to find an end to
breast cancer.

WHAT: Since 1996, the Komen Sacramento Valley affiliate with
proceeds from Race for the Cure has invested close to $20 million in the
19 county service area and focuses on breast cancer education, screening
and diagnostic services and support services. Over the past 20 years,
thousands of participants have take millions of steps toward fighting
breast cancer.

WHO: Breast cancer survivors and their families, supporters of
the race, sponsors, over 500 volunteers and those running in remembrance
of a loved one will all be present. Those available for interviews
include:

  • Executive Director of Komen Sacramento Valley, Kelly Mac Millan
  • Race for the Cure Director, Chris Hollingsworth
  • Dr. Darryl Hunter, Radiation Oncologist, Circle of Promise Ambassador
    and Health Advocate
  • KCRA 3 News Anchor, Edie Lambert
  • Several Race for the Cure Heroes including New Balance Honorary Team
    Member Belinda Paris who was selected as Sacramento 2016 winner.
  • Deborah Boreau, Pink Plate Initiative & Survivor (see footnote)
    *All
    are available for interviews before the race. Inquire for individual
    availability.*

WHEN: Saturday, May 7

  • 7:00 a.m. Survivor Reception for race participants and Team Meet-up
  • 7:50 a.m. Survivor Processional
  • 8:00-8:30 a.m. Survivor Program, Pre Race Countdown and West Coast
    Ravens fly over.
  • 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Post-race expo

WHERE: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, Calif. 95815

VISUALS:

PRE-RACE

Pre-race survivor reception with a fly over by the West Coast Ravens.
Seventy members and coaches of the Sacramento State football team. Over
200 local cheer squad members, Award-winning Grant Union High School
drum, Tina B Soul dancers and Daughters of Christ Gospel performing
“Walking in Confidence” for the survivors. Sacramento River Cats mascot
Dinger. Costumed characters from the 501st Legion – the
Central California Garrison of Star Wars and other Super Heroes.

COURSE & FINISH

Bands including 2016 Sammy Award Artist of the Year Some Fear None and
four radio stations. Over 200 home-made signs on course of encouragement
and hope from local youth groups, Taco Bell Hero Hill with a raucous
cowbell and noise maker welcome to the participants. Finish line snacks.
Post Race Expo with Komen merchandise, samples and Komen community
grantees.

OTHER

Race Participants can order their Pink Plates!

PINK PLATE and AB1795 – support the EVERY WOMAN COUNTS PROGRAM

Orders of the California Pink Ribbon License Plate (pinkplate.org)
provide funds for free clinical breast exams and mammograms through the
Department of Health Care Services “Every Woman Counts” program –
potentially saving the lives of countless California women. This year,
Komen is excited to be sponsoring AB 1795 a bill authored by Assembly
Speaker Emeritus Toni Atkins that will expand the Every Woman Counts
screening and treatment program to woman under 40, provide cancer
treatment as long as needed, and not deny coverage for women with
recurrence of breast cancer.

Additional information: http://komensacramento.org/

Contacts

for Susan G. Komen Sacramento Valley
Jayme Ghisletta, 916-251-1293
jghisletta@prosiopr.com