Preparations start for 2013 'Race for the Cure' - Tucson News Now

Preparations start for 2013 'Race for the Cure'

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Preparations are underway now for one of the biggest fundraisers in Southern Arizona the ‘Race for the Cure.'  Organizers say they need additional help putting it together, starting today.

For the first time the ‘Race for the Cure' will be starting the University of Arizona campus. 

"Same race, new place," is the slogan everyone is using this year, but not everything is set, they need more participants. 

Online registration started a few weeks ago and the Susan G. Komen Foundation, organizing the race, wants good numbers this year. 

Last year they were down 30 percent because of the debacle with Planned Parenthood. 

They could also use more volunteers;  all of the organizing for the race has to happen now.  They are looking for team leaders to head up some of the planning; everything from parking to finding sponsors, to getting entertainment along the route. 

The race officials Tucson News Now spoke with say it's work that looks great on resumes, fun work and all for a good cause.  All sorts of volunteer positions need to be filled. 

Last year, Race for the Cure raised more than $500,000. 75% of the net amount raised stayed in Southern Arizona for treatement, education, and screenings. 

To do it again, they need help. 

If interested in volunteering and/or participating use the following links: 

To register - http://saz.info-komen.org/site/TR/RacefortheCure/TUS_SouthernArizonaAffiliate?fr_id=2965&pg=entry

To volunteer - http://www.komensaz.org/komen-race-for-the-cure/volunteer/

Tucson News Now is a sponsor and we are looking forward to seeing everyone at the UA campus on race day – Sunday, March 17.

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