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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 Sat., June 25, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., at Forestview Middle School in Baxter.
The 12th Annual Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure® includes a 5K Race, 5K Walk, and 1-mile Run as well as a Spirit Runner category for those who can’t 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 you choose.
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 t-shirt. 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 in Crosby and Riverwood in Aitkin. Or, participants may pick up their t-shirts and information packet on race day at the Breast Health Alliance comfort tent.
In Aitkin, pick up registration forms at local businesses, including The Beanery, Shirts Plus, Jeanie & Co. Salon, Aitkin Flowers, Paulbeck’s County Market, Aitkin Quilts & Fabric or Thrifty White drug store. Riverwood will have Team Aitkin participant packets available for pick up at the hospital in Aitkin on Friday, June 24, after 3:00 p.m. in the main lobby. For Team Aitkin race registration questions and information, please contact Amy Renner, team captain and breast health care coordinator, at (218) 429-3975.
In the Crosby area, registration forms can be found at Holiday in Crosby, Subway, Hallett Center of Crosby, Dairy Queen in Ironton, Deerwood Bank and True Value in Deerwood. Cuyuna Regional Medical Center will have Team Crosby participant packets available for pick up at the hospital in Crosby on Friday, June 24, after 3:00 p.m. in the main lobby. For Team Crosby race registration questions and information, please contact Julie Hella, team captain, or Erin Kennedy, breast health care coordinator, 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 a $100,000 grant to fund educational outreach, free breast exams and mammogram screenings and other services provided by the Cuyuna Riverwood Breast Health Alliance in 2011. For more information on the Breast Health Alliance’s comprehensive and coordinated breast health services, go to www.breasthealthalliance.org