I am really close to the women in my life. My mom, twin sister, grandmas, aunts, cousins, friends, and co-workers. I never want to see one of these strong women go through the battle of breast cancer. The fact is this: one in eight women in America will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. The chance of one of the closest women in my life being diagnosed with breast cancer is very real. It is time to do something about this statistic.
The Carolina Hurricanes will be participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on June 11. We are challenging everyone to take a step back and think about the women that they love. Help take a step towards ending breast cancer forever and join or donate to the Canes for a Cure team today.
If you join our team between April 26 and May 10, you will be entered into a drawing to win an autographed photo of Cam Ward.
Check out the information about the race:
What: The Komen NC Triangle Race for the Cure® 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. All net funds from the Komen Race for the Cure go to research, education, screening and treatment programs.
Where: Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina
When: June 11th, 2011
Race Day Schedule
5:30 a.m. - Shuttle buses begin at the RBC Center (all parking is at the RBC Center)
6:00 a.m. - Registration/Packet Pickup Opens
6:45 a.m. - Survivor Breakfast Begins
7:00 a.m. - Competitive Open 5K (co-ed)
7:15 a.m. - Survivor Photo
7:45 a.m. - Women’s Only-Jeanne’s Race 5K Run/Walk
8:45 a.m. - Recreational Open 5K Run/Walk (co-ed)
9:30 a.m. - One-Mile Fun Run/Walk (co-ed)
10:00 a.m. - Kids Dash (ages 3-5)
10:30 a.m. - Survivor Tribute
How YOU can help:
- Join the Canes for a Cure team by clicking here to participate in the race on June 11.
- If you are unable to participate, donate to our team.
- Our team is open to the public, so invite your friends and family to join.
This is a great opportunity to join other Caniacs over the summer to help support a wonderful cause. Stormy and members of the Storm Squad will be in attendance to cheer on all of the participants. The Carolina Hurricanes Kids Zone is part of the event, where you can take a shot on the slap shot booth or play on the inflatables.
I look forward to seeing all of you on June 11 as we help get one step closer to ending breast cancer forever!