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Stay at the Firehouse Hostel & Museum for Race for the Cure on October 22nd!

Join us in supporting The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure: Arkansas, one of the largest races in the world for the cause! It takes place on Saturday, October 22nd, in downtown Little Rock. The newly opened Firehouse Hostel & Museum in MacArthur Park is a great place to stay and just a few minutes walk from the Race for the Cure start line!

✔️REGISTER Yourself, Family and Friends for Race for the Cure. 5K, 3 Miles of Men, Sleep in, Competitive Run, Kids for the Cure
Click here: http://arkansas.info-komen.org/site/PageServer…

✔️DONATE to help Picture the Finish Line of Breast Cancer FOREVER. Make a difference in our state by helping provide mammograms and care for those that otherwise would not get it.  Click here: http://arkansas.info-komen.org/site/TR?fr_id=6454&pg=pfind

✔️RAFFLE Purchase tickets here for a chance to win a Bad Boy Mower! Someone’s going to win….it could be YOU!
Purchase tickets here: http://komenarkansas.org/bad-boy-lawn-mower-raffle-page/

✔️EAT PASTA – Carb up the night before the Race at the Rivermarket Pavilions! Food, Music, Dancing, Photo Booth Fun, Awards and MUCH more! The Bridges will be PINK for a BEAUTIFUL- PICTURE perfect background! Purchase tickets here: https://secure.info-komen.org/…/Ecommerce;jsessionid=A65324…

Want the Race for the Cure Shirt but don’t want to wake up early? Register with Sleep In For The Cure. Click here to get started.

Race for the Cure provides an opportunity to honor breast cancer survivors and to remember those who have lost the battle. The mission of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people and ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization and funds more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since 1982, Komen has funded more than $800 million in research and more than $1.6 billion to screening, education, treatment, and support programs. Nancy G. Brinker founded Komen after promising her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life.

About the Arkansas Race for the Cure Affiliate

The Arkansas affiliate strives to accomplish the goals of Susan G. Komen for the Cure by granting funds to other non-profit community agencies, governmental agencies, and educational institutions to carry out breast cancer education, screening, and outreach programs. They empower residents in the area with information about the importance of early detection and breast health. Komen Arkansas raised almost $24 million since 1994. Of the money raised through the Race, 75% stays in Arkansas to fund educational programs and 25% funds national research grants related to the treatment and cure of breast cancer.

The Arkansas Affiliate of Susan G. Komen was incorporated in 1992 by Terri DeSio, Pat McClelland and Pat Torvestad. Since then, they’ve held 21 Komen Races for the Cure ® in downtown Little Rock. The Arkansas Affiliate is a powerful voice for change through the passage of the Breast Cancer Act of 1997, which provides funding for the promotion of breast cancer awareness, mammograms, and treatment. A member of the Arkansas Affiliate Foundation board of directors also serves as a member of the state Breast Cancer Advisory Board which oversees the funding provided by the legislation.

Komen Arkansas is part of the big picture to eradicate breast cancer and they’re also focused on local needs, too. They are dedicated to educating the residents in our service area about breast cancer and the resources available along with funding life-saving screening and treatment programs in for our neighbors currently battling this disease.

 

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