Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Austin 5K Kicks Off Day of Family Fun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 09, 2015

MEDIA CONTACT:
Nique Mayo
Director of Marketing and Communications
Susan G. Komen® Austin
Tel: 512-684-3883
nmayo@komenaustin.org

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Austin 5K Kicks Off Day of Family Fun
5 Counties. 1 Cause. All Pink.

AUSTIN, TX— The 17th Annual Komen Austin Race for the Cure, presented locally by Dell, will be held on November 15th in Historic Downtown Austin with a fun-filled day for participants of all ages. The day is dedicated to celebrating breast cancer survivors, standing with those still fighting, and remembering those we have lost.

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo and Mayor Adler kick off this year’s Race along with Amy from presenting media sponsor, iHeart Media’s The Bobby Bones Show. Amy is this year’s Race for the Cure Honorary Chair and will emcee pre-Race activities along with KVUE’s Terri Gruca.

The 5K/1 mile course begins at the Bob Bullock museum on Congress Avenue around the Capitol complex and down Congress Avenue over Lady Bird Lake. Timed runners begin at 7:15 AM, untimed runners and walkers at 7:30 AM. Registration will remain available online until 11:59 AM on Saturday, November 14th. Onsite registration is available race morning until 7:50 AM. To register for the race, or for more information and to make a donation, visit komenaustin.org/race.

Participants will be treated to a wide variety of entertainment acts along the course a Sponsor Expo, Kids for the Cure area featuring Tiny Tails Petting Zoo, the first ever Survivor/Forever Fighter parade, live performances by Austin’s girl band, The MRS. and country music star Sunny Sweeney, a healthy cooking demonstration by the Sustainable Food Center, and plenty of food trucks for a post-Race meal.

Race weekend kicks off with the Survivors and Forever Fighters Celebration dinner, held on Saturday evening, November 14th at the Carillion Room at the AT&T Center. The event is free for survivors and fighters. Tickets are $35 for guests. To RSVP for the dinner, go to www.komenaustin.org.

Join Komen Austin for the annual Race for the Cure and help them cover the streets in pink as they continue their mission to continue saving lives locally and fighting breast cancer globally.

About Susan G. Komen® Austin

Susan G. Komen® Austin is an Austin-based nonprofit committed to saving lives locally and fighting breast cancer globally. Komen Austin is the only local breast cancer organization attacking the disease on all fronts – education, screening, treatment, follow-up care, survivorship support, advocacy and research. The organization serves the women and men in the city’s five-county area battling breast cancer by removing barriers to care for the uninsured and underinsured. Of the funds raised annually, Komen Austin invests up to 75 percent into local community health care grants and educational initiatives; the remaining 25 percent is invested into global research to find the cures for breast cancer.

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