Through my affiliation with the Tampa Bay Bloggers and for promotional purposes, I was invited to participate in the upcoming Komen Florida Suncoast GLOW run in St. Petersburg, Florida. As always, all opinions are my own.
I recently accepted the challenge to participate in the Komen Florida Suncoast Race for the Cure® and raise funds in support of Komen’s vision of a world without breast cancer.
This year will be my first year participating in the Race for the Cure (RFTC) I have known dozens of friends and family members who have participated in several events on behalf of Komen Florida Suncoast, so I’m thrilled to finally be able to be a part of this event.
Komen Florida Suncoast was founded in 1999, and works in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota counties. Komen Suncoast funds programs that provide breast cancer education, screening, diapnosis, treatment and follow ups to uninsured and under insured women and men in the service areas. They have funded over $14 million in grants in their history since 1999!
Up to 75 percent of net proceeds fund local education, screening and treatment and the remaining 25 percent funds national breast cancer research through Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Grants Program, the largest non-government funder of breast cancer research.
They provide funding for approximately 41,500 mammograms, and because of their programs, 1,250 cases of breast cancer have been detected and treated!
This year, RFTC is GLOWING to be Awesome. The event will be held at night, in downtown St. Pete at Albert Whitted Park near the Dali museum and Mahaffey theatre. Participants can join us this year for the first ever nighttime GLOW run. Each race participant who fundraises $150 or more will receive a MEGA GLOW KIT for the race. The fun continues post race with deals from local merchants available downtown.
I will be participating this year as part of Team Judy – constructed from one of our very own Tampa Bay Bloggers, Steph from Orangespoken. She lost her mom to breast cancer three years ago and has since become quite the advocate for preventative health, and breast cancer awareness. She participates in many fundraising events throughout the year, and I highly recommend following her blog to keep up with her efforts.
If you would like to donate, but don’t wish to participate in the actual run, you can mail to: P.O. Box 12848, St. Petersburg, FL 33733
For donations on behalf of an individual participant or a team, please include that information with your check.
You can register for Race For The Cure here. The fun kicks off at 6pm.
Remember to bring your glow, carpool with your friends and arrive early if you can!
If you would like to enter for your chance to win a Race for the Cure entry, leave a comment below and tell me why #itspersonal to you.
I’ll pick one winner at midnight September 25, 2015 using Random.org