Race for the Cure date announced with new venue - Tucson News Now

Race for the Cure date announced with new venue

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The next Susan G. Komen Southern Arizona Race for the Cure will take place March 17, 2013 – and it's moving to a brand new venue.

Next year one of Tucson's favorite charity fundraising events will take place on the campus of the University of Arizona, where it will celebrate its 15th anniversary.

The Affiliate is promising a morning of celebration and reflection at the Race, which attracts thousands of people every year: breast cancer survivors and their family members; people walking in memory of loved ones, families and students looking for a fun day out; and professional runners.

"We have had eleven wonderful years at Reid Park, and we thank the City of Tucson and surrounding neighbors who helped make the Race happen there," said Kathy Kline, Komen SAZ Race Manager. "We're thrilled about the move to the U of A for our 15th anniversary. Not only will this ease parking and shuttle issues for us, this is an institution we work closely with, and a venue that's loved by Southern Arizonans."

"We look forward to the Race for a Cure event on our campus and welcome the many volunteers and walkers that make this event such a stunning success," said Jaime Gutierrez, UA Vice President for External Relations.

"Susan G. Komen for the Cure Southern Arizona and the University of Arizona Cancer Center have had a long-standing relationship that has benefited Southern Arizona families for many years. Komen Southern Arizona has funded educational programs for breast cancer patients and their families at the UA Cancer Center, an NCI-designated cancer center," added Gutierrez.

Race registration will open in October when participants will be able to register online at www.komensaz.org.

Proceeds from the Race for the Cure, Komen Southern Arizona's biggest fundraiser, go towards grants to help Southern Arizona's under-insured and uninsured in screening, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, as well as education.

Komen Southern Arizona is looking for volunteers to assist with Race preparations. Anyone interested should email info@komensaz.org

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