Press release submitted by Komen Quad Cities Race for the Cure|
Susan G. Komen Quad Cities Race for the Cure attracts nearly 8600 registrants to 23rd annual race
June 9th, 2012--MOLINE—More than 8,600 people registered for the Susan G. Komen Quad Cities Race for the Cure, walking, running, or lining the course through "Men in Pink"or participating for "Sleep In for the Cure"-all in an effort in effort to find a cure for breast cancer. Nearly 700 breast cancer survivors attended the event, held outside of the i wireless Center.
Participants enjoyed a great Race, band, pink glove dance, Kids Zone, sponsor and photo booths, and refreshments as well as camaraderie.
Proceeds from previous Races totaled nearly $4.9 million. Today's Race helped the event break the $5 million mark. Specific figures will be available next week.
Finish times/results are available at http://onlineraceresults.com/event/view_event.php?event_id=8750 .
Overall male winner is Kevin Claus, age 17, from Port Byron, Illinois, with a time of 16:23.
First overall female winner is Sarah Casteo, age 21, or Moline, Illinois, with a time of 18:36. The top survivor is Linda Roeder, from Silvis, Illinois, with a time of 22:36.
Up to 75 percent of the funds raised remain in an eight-county, county, bi-state service area in Iowa and Illinois to provide mammograms and other breast health services for underserved and underinsured women. The remainder of the funds go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for groundbreaking research in effort to find a cure for breast cancer---a disease that affects one out of every eight women over a lifetime.
About the Quad Cities Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure :
The Quad Cities Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®—along with those who generously support us with their talent, time and resources—is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in our community. We join more than 100,000 breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe as part of the world's largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer. Through events like the Komen Quad Cities Race for the Cure®, we have invested more than $5 million in local breast health and breast cancer awareness projects in our 8-county, bi-state service area. Up to 75 percent of net proceeds generated by the Komen Quad Cities Affiliate stay in the QCA while the remaining income goes to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Programs supporting research, awards and educational and scientific programs around the world. Join us by calling 1-877-921-CURE (2873) or visiting us online at www.komenquadcities.org.