Early Birds Save $5!

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Registration for the 2017 Susan G. Komen Greater St. Louis Race for the Cure is open! Register through February 14, 2017, and save $5!

http://www.komenmissouri.org/STLRace

 

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Komen Greater St. Louis Race 2017: Team Captain Training

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It’s Time for 2017 Team Captain Training!

Team Captain Training
Saturday, Feb. 18 @ 11:30 am – 1 pm
Susan G. Komen Missouri Office
9288 Dielman Industrial Drive
St. Louis, MO 63132

Team Captain Training
Saturday, March 11 @ 9-10:30 am
Susan G. Komen Missouri Office
9288 Dielman Industrial Drive
St. Louis, MO 63132

Our Team Captain Training sessions are designed to prepare new and returning Team Captains for the 2017 Komen Greater St. Louis Race for the Cure®. We’ll help you get set for success in your support of Komen Missouri’s mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

This training will serve as a great opportunity for new and experienced team captains to:

– Get information on team member recruitment/registration, team fundraising events and more!
– Share fundraising ideas and get new tips
– Be ready to inspire your team members to be More Than Pink!

New and returning team captains should plan to attend one session for the entire time period.

Registration for the June 10, 2017 Komen Greater St. Louis Race for the Cure is open! Register through Feb. 14 and save $5! www.komenmissouri.org/STLRace

Questions? Contact teams@komenmissouri.org

Join the Local Fight Against Breast Cancer at the Susan G. Komen Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure® on October 9

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Give strength to the local fight against breast cancer by participating in or donating to the 7th Annual Susan G. Komen Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure®. The fundraiser takes place Sunday morning, Oct. 9, in Flat Branch Park in historic downtown Columbia. Register online at http://www.komenmissouri.org/MidMoRace.

The Komen Mid-Missouri Race raises funds for the local fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivors and honors those who have lost their lives to the disease.

The funds raised at the Komen Mid-Missouri Race will directly impact the breast health needs of local women, men and families. Seventy-five percent of the net funds raised by Komen Missouri stays in the local community to fund lifesaving breast cancer screening, breast health education and patient support programs. The remaining 25 percent funds cutting-edge, global breast cancer research.

The Race includes a 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun walk. For more serious runners or those pursuing personal fitness goals, the timed run offers electronic timing and a separate starting corral. Participants can form or join teams in honor or memory of a loved one to make an even greater impact. Those who cannot attend in person may choose the Sleep In for the Cure option.

The Komen Mid-Missouri Race supports Komen Missouri’s year-round mission of saving lives and ending breast cancer forever. The support of the community is vital to the continued local impact of the Komen Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure.

Support from Komen Mid-Missouri Race sponsors helps ensure more money can go directly to the fight against breast cancer. The 2016 platinum sponsors are KRCG TV 13 and Cumulus Radio. Gold sponsors are the Missourian and The Networks of Mid-Missouri. The Columbia Daily Tribune is a Bronze sponsor. Pewter sponsors include Boone Hospital Center, Gerbes, Inside Columbia, Joe Machens Dealerships, and Missouri Cancer Associates. The Workout Sponsor is Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

Registration for the 2016 Komen Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure is open through Race day at www.komenmissouri.org/MidMoRace. All Race registration fees, fundraising dollars and donations help give strength to the fight against breast cancer.

Komen Mid-Missouri Race Team Profile: Brady Glass

For Team Brady Glass, the Susan G. Komen Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure is personal.

“There’s nothing more important to us Bradys as the fight against breast cancer,” says Joshua Brady. “We all witnessed Doris Brady – my mom and Jerry Brady’s wife – fight for six long years against this disease. We are for anything that helps bring awareness to this disease. We think more awareness means more funding to scientists battling to find a cure. I hope sometime soon nobody else will have to lose a mom or a wife to breast cancer.”

komenmidmorace_brady1Josh Brady’s team has participated in the Komen Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure since the event’s inaugural year, 2010, the first year after his mom was diagnosed with breast cancer.

For a company like Brady Glass, losing Doris was like losing a family member.

“Even our employees that don’t have the last name Brady felt like they lost a mom when my mom passed away in January 2015,” said Josh. “It is the least we can do to get up early and support these ladies that are going through the same exact thing my mom went through. We also want to be there for the families that are impacted by breast cancer; sometimes their emotional fight is forgotten.”

komenmidmorace_brady2Participating in the Komen Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure is so important to the Bradys that Josh has overlooked his own pain in order to be there. “I had a bad motorcycle accident in June 2013. Up to that point, I hadn’t missed a Race.” After knee surgery that August, his only goal was to make it to and through the Race. “As painful as it was, I did make it all the way to the finish line.”

Two years later, the 2015 Race was the first without his mom. “Our entire family and company made it to the Race,” said Josh. “We finished last by a long shot, but we did it together!”

komenmidmorace_brady3The Bradys don’t have to do much to convince people to join their Komen Mid-Missouri Race Team. Their coworkers and employees know how much this fundraiser means to Josh and his family. Even customers and friends outside of the company are participating on the Brady Glass Team.

“You don’t have to know someone that had breast cancer to get a team together,” says Josh. “The event is full of life, music, dancing. It’s a celebration of people who need to be picked up and encouraged. I believe we could all use events like this that bring people together for a great cause.”

The 7th Annual Susan G. Komen Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure® takes place on Sunday morning, Oct. 9, in Flat Branch Park in historic downtown Columbia. Register online at http://www.komenmissouri.org/MidMoRace.

The funds raised at the Komen Mid-Missouri Race will directly impact the breast health needs of local women, men and families. Seventy-five percent of the net funds raised by Komen Missouri stays in the local community to fund lifesaving breast cancer screening, breast health education and patient support programs. The remaining 25 percent funds cutting-edge, global breast cancer research.

My Race for the Cure Impressions

Guest Writer: Sarah Reed, Komen Missouri Communications and Marketing Intern

This year’s Susan G. Komen Greater St. Louis Race for the Cure® was the first Race for the Cure that I have ever attended. I had heard of some of my friends participating in honor of their family members who have battled breast cancer, but I had never physically gone to the Race. From pictures and videos of previous years, the Race had seemed like an incredible experience and event. I was thrilled to get the opportunity to take part in planning the event this year.

As a new member of the team, I had been anticipating the Race for the weeks I had been in the office. At Komen Missouri, there is so much preparation before the Race between new registrations, T-shirts, sponsors and beyond. Also, there were many people working endless hours to ensure that the Race was going to be a successful event. I was amazed by the dedication and commitment that the committee members and volunteers put into the Race.

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Sarah (right) and Janet before the sunrise on Komen Greater St. Louis Race Day 2016

The Friday before the Race was a preparation day. It consisted of long hours in the heat, heavy lifting, and a lot of teamwork. I focused on helping our sponsors get settled at their tent sites on Sponsors’ Row. By the end of the day, we were all exhausted, but we knew that our hard work would pay off in the morning. Needless to say, I was thrilled to see it all come together Saturday morning.

I arrived at the Race site around five am on Saturday morning. Even though I am not the biggest morning person, I could hardly wait to get to the site on Race Day. There were a large number of volunteers setting up the site such as the Survivor Pavilion and the Main Stage. I got see behind the stage, which was a really exciting experience. I also had to the opportunity to meet with the Pink Tie Guys and many of our top sponsors before they went on stage.

I think the most memorable moment of the Race was the Survivor Procession. It was very inspirational to see all of the pink shirts representing the battle and defeat of breast cancer. I loved seeing our executive director, Helen Chesnut, leading the procession. She has been a survivor for 10 years now. Watching and cheering on the survivors was a very emotional moment for me. I was able to see so much strength from our community all dressed in pink.

I also had the opportunity to stand at the finish line with last spring’s intern, Claire. Our role was to get the names of the timed participants who finished first in different categories. It was amazing to see the intense effort that the runners put into the race. It was clear to see that they put every ounce of energy into finishing the race. Their hard work represented the ongoing fight to end breast cancer for good.

Now that the Greater St. Louis Race is over, I am extremely excited to help plan our next events, including the Komen Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure in Columbia, where I will be in the fall, finishing my last year at Mizzou. I cannot wait to get my collegiate friends and peers involved with the upcoming events in Columbia.

 

Help Finish the Race Strong!

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Komen Greater St. Louis Race for the Cure post-Race registration and fundraising continues through July 31.
Help us get closer to our 2016 event fundraising goal so we can help more people in our community who are most at risk of breast cancer and most in need of access to quality breast health care.
Thank you for your support!

2016 Komen Greater St. Louis Race Registration + Packet Pickup

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2016 Komen Greater St. Louis Race for the Cure In-Person Registration + Packet Pickup!

Individuals who have registered for the 6.11.16 Komen Greater St. Louis Race can pick up Race bibs and T-shirts at one of three locations June 4, 5 or 8. 

Those who have not yet registered for the Race can register in person at any of these locations.

Saturday, June 4 (8 am – 6 pm)
Sunday, June 5 (11 am – 5 pm)
Wednesday, June 8 (9 am – 7 pm)

St. Louis Premium Outlets (near Food Court) – 18521 Outlet Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63005
St. Clair Square (lower level, JC Penney Court) – 134 St. Clair Square, Fairview Heights, IL 62208
Sports Authority/Brentwood (parking lot) – 8340 Eager Road, Brentwood, MO 63144

Online Race Registration Continues Through Race Day at http://www.komenmissouri.org/STLRace

Participants Registered on a Team: Team members (including Timed runners and those who registered for Sleep in for the Cure or Kids for Komen) pick up their Race bibs and T-shirts from their Team Captain. 

Individual Timed Runners: Pick up your Race bib and T-shirt at any of the above locations on June 4, 5 or 8 OR at one of these locations…

Saturday, June 4 (10 am – 5 pm)
Sunday, June 5 (12 – 5 pm)

FLEET FEET Chesterfield – I-64 & Boone’s Crossing; in Chesterfield Commons
FLEET FEET Des Peres  – 11731 Manchester Rd., Des Peres, MO 63131
FLEET FEET St. Charles – 3813 Mexico Rd., St. Charles, MO 63303
FLEET FEET South County – 12494 Tesson Ferry Rd., St. Louis, MO 63128

Individual participants also may pick up their Race bibs and T-shirts on Race day, June 11, beginning at 6:30 am at the Registration area on the Race site. Pre-registered individuals are strongly encouraged to pick up their Race bibs and T-shirts prior to Race day.

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REMINDER: YOUR 2016 KOMEN GREATER ST. LOUIS RACE BIB SERVES AS YOUR ADMISSION TO THE RACE COURSE AND SPONSORS’ ROW ON JUNE 11.
Race participants must wear their 2016 Komen Greater St. Louis Race bib and have it visible at all times. Registration for the Race supports the year-round Komen Missouri mission of saving lives and ending breast cancer forever. Registered participants receive a Race bib and a T-shirt.

Online Race Registration Continues Through Race Day at http://www.komenmissouri.org/STLRace

Your Race registration fee, fundraising and donations give strength to the local fight against breast cancer!