Race for the Cure: Running Strong in Boise for 17 Years
Apr 30th, 2015
On Saturday, May 9th, Susan G. Komen’s “Race for the Cure,” takes place at the Albertsons Headquarters (250 E. Parkcenter Blvd.) with an official start time of 9:00am.
The event raises funds for the breast cancer movement, celebrates survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with breast cancer. Chances are that most of us know someone who has been affected by the disease. In fact, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed each year. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide. Your generous donations will be put towards breast cancer health education, screening and treatment programs.
It’s no secret that the Boise community is known for rallying together to support many magnificent causes, but did you know that in 1999, Boise made history with the largest ever attendance for a first year Komen Race? Over 6,500 participants showed up then, and last year that number was nearly doubled. Can we take in one “step” further and make the 17th Komen Boise Race for the Cure the biggest one yet?
Also, for the second straight year, Albertsons will run a special social media campaign. For any participant who posts a photo or video to their Instagram or Twitter accounts and includes the hashtag #KomenBoise, Albertsons will donate $5 until our goal of $5,000 has been met. Last year, we had over 2,000 #KomenBoise posts. The bar has been set, Boise. We will see you all on May 9th!
Team registration is now closed, but individual registration will remain open until May 7th, 2015 at midnight. You can register, find out more information, and donate online by clicking here.