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Register for Race for the Cure today to receive T-shirt by mail

The Susan G Komen Race For the Cure Knoxville will be held Saturday, October 27th, at Worlds Fair Park. While you can register up until race morning, if you register online by today you will receive your race packet, including your T-shirt by mail. This will allow you to avoid the lines the morning of the race, and you can go straight to the starting line. You can register as an individual, join a team, or start your own team.

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Adult un-timed registration is just $35, or you can be timed for $40. Students (age 13-18) and Children (age 3-12) can race for $25, $30 timed. Kids under 2 can register for $10 and receive a special Kids for the Cure baby bid for the race. "The registration fee gets you to the start line, but it's your fundraising effort that will help find the cures." If every participant raised an additional $100 over their registration fee, the organization would have an additional million dollars or more to help in the fight against breast cancer. You can also be involved by volunteering.

The race starts at 8:30 am, on the Clinch Ave bridge by the World's Fair Sunsphere. Runners will go to the front of the start line, and walkers to follow. Stage entertainment begins at 7:00 am, with the Survivor Ceremony at 7:30. Following the Survivor Ceremony will be the Survivor Parade of Pink, where all Survivors parade to the Survivor Photo shoot, lead by a drum corp.

At least 75% of the money raised at the race goes directly back into the community through community grant programs. Current grant recipients include seven recipients, including:

  • Blount Memorial Foundation, which runs "Supporting Survival – Partnering for Prevention, Intervention, Needs & Knowledge (P.I.N.K.)". This program is intended to reach high-risk populations to receive potentially life-saving mammography.
  • Cathy L. Hodges Memorial Cancer Foundation, which helps breast cancer patients with financial assistance for food, clothing, transportation, housing or utilities. The foundation was created in memory of "Cathy Hodges, whose courageous battle with breast cancer lasted more than eight years."
  • Celebrate Life Cancer Support Group, which provides support groups for breast cancer patients during their lowest point in battling cancer. The group also provides financial assistance when treatment interfers with day-to-day living expenses.

(Please see the full list of current grant recipients for more information)

Donations for individual participants for the organization as a whole can be made online or by bringing donations in to their office (318 Nancy Lane, #13, Knoxville, TN 37919). At the time of this writing, there were three individuals with $3000 raised: Pamela Holbert, Catherine Fiorita, and Jennie Hayes, all of the team No Whiners Allowed. Top teams include UT Medical Center, No Whiners Allowed, and Alcoans in Motion. Top teams and individuals will be recognized on stage after the race.

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