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Join Breast Health Alliance team for Brainerd Lakes race

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

A woman’s lifetime risk by age 85 of getting breast cancer is one in eight. Lend your support in a global movement to end breast cancer forever.

The Cuyuna Riverwood Breast Health Alliance is organizing a team for the annual Brainerd Lakes Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® to be held Saturday, June 29, 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at Forestview Middle School in Baxter.

The 14th Annual Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure includes a 5K Race, 5K Walk, and 1-mile Walk as well as a 'Spirit Runner' category for those who are unable to participate physically. Also, 2-10 year olds can race as Kids for the Cure® at age-appropriate distances and can enter another event for a single fee. Register online at www.komenbrainerdlakes.org and select “Breast Health Alliance Team Aitkin” or “Breast Health Alliance Team Crosby”. Fees for participants range from $12 for children 2 to 10 years old to $20 to $25 for adults, depending on the activity chosen. Registration fees increase after June 21.

The first 2,400 people registered will receive a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure race t-shirt. Those registering with Team Aitkin or Team Crosby will also receive a Breast Health Alliance bandana. All participants will be able to enjoy free refreshments and giveaways at the race.

Distribution of participant packets will be handled according to location by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in Crosby and Riverwood Healthcare in Aitkin. Or, participants may pick up their packet on race day at the Breast Health Alliance tent.

For Team Aitkin race registration questions and information, please contact Amy Renner, team captain and breast health care coordinator, at (218) 429-3975. Riverwood will have Team Aitkin participant packets available for pick up at the hospital in Aitkin on Friday, June 28. Team Crosby participant packets will be available for pick up at CRMC in Crosby on Friday, June 28, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. For Team Crosby race registration questions and information, please contact Julie Hella, team captain at (218) 546-7000.

All proceeds from the event stay in the Susan G. Komen Minnesota Affiliate. Seventy-five percent of the dollars go toward community grants and 25 percent are dedicated to breast cancer research. Susan G. Komen for the Cure provided an $80,000 grant to fund educational outreach, free breast exams and mammogram screenings and other services provided by the Cuyuna Riverwood Breast Health Alliance in 2012. For more information on the Breast Health Alliance comprehensive and coordinated breast health services, go to www.breasthealthalliance.org

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure grant to Foundation

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Grant will support Cuyuna Riverwood Breast Health Alliance

 Riverwood Foundation has received an $80,000 grant from the Minnesota Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. The award supports breast health education and awareness, community and patient education, screening and advanced diagnostics and individualized care through the Cuyuna Riverwood Breast Health Alliance (BHA) partnership between Riverwood Healthcare Center and Cuyuna Regional Medical Center.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s Mission Manager, Denise Blumberg-Tendle shared her enthusiasm for the project: “We are very excited about this grant and the work that can be achieved in our continued efforts to move ever closer to fulfilling the promise of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.”

BHA will use the grant monies for breast health awareness, community and patient education, and one-on-one consultation for breast cancer patients. The impact of this program is significant in that it will improve the delivery of breast health care services both in terms of quality and the availability of care from screening to diagnosis, treatment and beyond.

Jodie Johnson, interim executive director for Riverwood Foundation, says: “Susan G. Komen has been a key partner in promoting innovative programs to address breast health. We are pleased that they are once again investing in breast health services to ensure quality care for women in this region of Minnesota.”

The Cuyuna Riverwood Breast Health Alliance is an innovative partnership between neighboring healthcare organizations Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin and Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. In addition to one-on-one support from breast health care coordinators, the alliance offers expert screening and diagnostic care and expanded treatment options through its collaboration with the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute.

Riverwood Foundation was one of just 19 organizations statewide to receive funding from the Minnesota Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For more information on the local Breast Health Alliance, go to www.BreastHealthAlliance.org

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