Registration for the 2016 Race for the Cure is Now Open

Registration for the 2016 Race for the Cure is Now Open

 18th Annual Komen Ozark Race for the Cure

Rogers, Ark.­ Jan.­, 2016– The Susan G. Komen Ozark Affiliate announced that registration is open for the 2016 Komen Ozark Race for the Cure on April 30, 2016 at Pinnacle Hills Promenade Mall in Rogers.

“The upcoming Race for the Cure is our continued commitment to ensure access to breast health services for all local women and to support research to find the cures,” Lauren Marquette, executive director of Komen Ozark, said. “Please join us in our commitment by starting a team and raising money for the upcoming race. Local women are counting on us and we need everyone’s help.”

The Komen Ozark Race for the Cure raises funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates survivors and honors those who have lost their battle from the disease. Participation in the event and individual fundraising help provide free services for the breast cancer journey, including: education, outreach, screening and diagnostic services, emergency assistance, transportation and research.

This is the 18th annual race held in Northwest Arkansas. On April 30, 2016, thousands of people are expected to come together to celebrate the strong women and men who have fought and continue to fight this disease.

75 percent of net proceeds are invested in the local community and provides education, screening and treatment support services to women, men and families in the 10 counties served by Komen Ozark. 25 percent of the net race proceeds will be invested in breast cancer research through the Susan G. Komen Research Program.

Events include timed 10K and 5K runs, non­timed 5K and a one mile fun walk. Registration will also be available for Bark for the Cure, Kids for the Cure, Teens for the Cure and Sleep in for the Cure.

Race registration for teams and individuals is now available at www.komenozark.org.

For more information about the 18th annual Race for the Cure please visit: http:  www.komenozark.org/komen­race­for­the­cure/

The Ozark Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is dedicated to combating breast cancer at every front. Since the inception in 1998, the Ozark Affiliate has awarded more than $9 million to local organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved women. In addition, nearly $3 million has been invested in the Komen National Research and Awards program in search of finding a cure. The Komen Ozark Affiliate’s service area covers Benton, Boone, Carroll, Crawford, Madison, Newton, Sebastian and Washington Counties in Arkansas and Stone and Taney Counties in Missouri.