Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Preview

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Preview
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POSTED: Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 10:27pm

UPDATED: Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 9:19am

EL PASO - Thousands of El Pasoans have registered for the 20th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Sunday morning, and even with Komen making headlines after cutting funds for Planned Parenthood, people are still registering in record numbers.

Sunday's race will be the first Komen event since the foundation cut funding for Planned Parenthood in early February. The foundation quickly reversed it's decision and once again supports Planned Parenthood. Though it doesn't want money to go toward abortions.

Last year the race brought out nearly 12,000 participants. This year El Paso Susan G. Komen Executive Director Stephanie Flora hopes to break that mark.

"We're hoping that we will have more people than we've ever had," Flora said. It's our 20th anniversary so there's a lot of excitement."

Over the years the race has had overwhelming success raising money and awareness for breast cancer and breast cancer research.

In twenty years of existence more than $1 billion dollars has been raised and most of the money raised in el paso stays here.

"75 percent of everything we raise for Race for the Cure stays here locally for breast cancer services to the under served," Flora said.

The race will feature a competitive 5k run at 8a.m. and a 5k walk and run begins at 8:30a.m. You can still register before the race at Cohen Stadium from 6 to 8 a.m.


PARKING:

Parking for Survivors and VIP's will be at Cohen Stadium's West Parking Lot near the freeway. Parking Cards will be issued for these groups.

Handicap Parking will be in the North Parking Lot at Cohen Stadium and must have the designated handicap parking permit issued by the state.

Participant Parking will be in Cohen Stadium's North & East Parking Lots, as well as at El Paso Community College/Trans Mt. Campus (EPCC).

Shuttle Service will be provided from EPCC to Cohen Stadium.

Parking in nearby businesses and other than those parking areas designated above, will be at "your own risk" and Susan G. Komen will not be responsible for vehicles towed from these premises.

All participants coming to the race northbound on US-54 should exit Hondo Pass Exit #27.

All participants arriving southbound on US-54 from the Trans Mt./Loop 375 area roadways should use Diana Exit.

RACE DAY SCHEDULE:

-5:00am - 7:00am Volunteer Check-in
-6:00am - 7:30am Competitive Registration
-6:00am - 8:00am Non-Competitive Registration
-7:00am Presentation of Colors
-Morning Devotional
-Sponsors' Tents open
-ZUMBA - warm-up for competitive participants
-Jazzercise® Aerobics - warm up for non-competitive participants
-8:00am 5K Competitive Coed Run
(Starting line at Cohen & Kenworthy)
-8:30am 5K Non-Competitive Coed Run/Walk
-1 Mile Coed Run/Walk
(Starting line at Cohen & Kenworthy)
-9:00am Special Guests' Tent Open
(Survivors, Sponsors and Partners)
-10:30am - 11:30am Survivors' Celebration/Awards

http://www.komenelpaso.org/komen-race-for-the-cure/race-information/

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This article is garbage -- probably written by the Komen office. This station has zero journalistic integrity . Why don't you do some real reporting rather than acting as the tool of Komen. What about the fact that less than 15% they raise goes to research to find a cure. What about zero percent they raise goes to what many scientist feels is the leading edge of cancer research with stem cells? Just how could you overlook the huge PR fiasco that the Komen office did at the first of the month?

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