Annual Race for the Cure scheduled for March 21

LAFAYETTE, - The Acadiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has set Saturday, March 21st as the date for the tenth annual Komen Acadiana Race for the Cure®. The 1 mile fun run/walk and 5K run/walk starts and finishes at Parc Sans Souci in Downtown Lafayette. Pre-race activities include a warm-up and a Survivors’ Tribute Ceremony. Post-race activities include food, music, an Awards ceremony and our Corporate Sponsor Expo. Early entry fees for adults and children ages 13 and over are $20 on or before March 15th. Starting March 16th late entry fees increase to $25 for these age groups. Entry fees for children 12 and under are $15.

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. With funds raised by the Komen Race for the Cure Series, the Komen organization with its Affiliate Network is able to fund breast cancer research grants, meritorious awards and community outreach programs. Since its origination in Dallas, Texas, in 1982, the Komen Race for the Cure® Series has grown from one local Race with 800 participants to a national series of more than 100 Races with over 1.6 million people expected to participate in 2009.

The 2008 Acadiana Race was a huge success with more than 6,117 participants. In 2008, the Acadiana Affiliate granted out over $227,000 to local organizations aiding us in forwarding our mission. Enabling organizations such as the Acadia Council on Aging, Acadiana Medical Research Foundation, Faith House, Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic, Miles Perret Cancer Services, and Opelousas General Health System, and, Inc. to better serve the breast cancer needs of Acadiana is our priority. In addition, over $86,000 was sent to national headquarters to help energize science to find the cures.

This year’s honorary Race chairs are Ronnie and Paula Gibbens. Locally presented by the Breast Center of Acadiana and nationally presented by Yoplait, 2009 Media Partners include The Daily Advertiser, KATC TV3, KLFY TV10, 94.5 KSMB, 99.1 KXKC, 102.1 KQIS, and KOOL 106.7.

For more information about this year’s Race, call 337-993-5745 or visit the website at www.komenacadiana.org

Acadiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure:

The Acadiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure—along with those who generously support us with their talent, time and resources—is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in our community. We join more than 100,000 breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe as part of the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer. Through events like the Komen Acadiana Race for the Cure®, we have invested over $750,000 in local breast health and breast cancer awareness projects in the 6 parishes served by the Affiliate: Acadia, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin and Vermilion. Up to 75 percent of net proceeds generated by the Komen Acadiana Affiliate stay in the Acadiana area. The remaining income goes to the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Program for energizing science to find the cures. For more information, call 337-993-5745 or visit us online at HYPERLINK “http://www.komenacadiana.orgwww.komenacadiana.org.

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure:

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested over $1 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.

For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

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