2017 Komen Race for the Cure. Photo by Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures

2017 Komen Race for the Cure. Photo by Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures

‘Pink Sisterhood’ unites to Race for the Cure

Walk, run, volunteer or donate to create life-saving change in the fight against breast cancer

Following her breast cancer diagnosis in 2010, Heidi May underwent six surgeries, including a mastectomy, through the course of her treatment.

“During that year, I decided I really wanted to get involved and give back,” she says, recalling her first foray to the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for a Cure, a 60-mile walk through Seattle.

“And then I decided I wanted my efforts to go to my local community and I found out about Puget Sound Komen’s Race for The Cure,” May says.

Fundraising started small that first year, but buoyed by the support of family, friends and community, May has since become the No. 1 survivor fundraiser for the organization’s largest fundraiser.

Boob-A-Palooza is born

The cornerstone of May’s efforts is Boob-A-Palooza, her major annual fundraiser coming up May 20. This year’s festivities include a live band and silent auction with some amazing prizes, including Seattle Seahawks tickets, massages and more.

“I’ve got the best, most giving friends and people want to help, you just have to ask,” she says. That generosity speaks to cancer’s far-reaching impact. “This isn’t just about me; it’s something my family and friends went through, too,” she reflects.

After raising more than $8,000 last year, May is aiming even higher, aiming for $10,000 this year, all of which goes to the 25th annual Race for the Cure. Coming up June 3 at Seattle Center, the walk and run raises significant funds for the breast cancer movement, with 100 per cent of net proceeds supporting cancer programs and research:

• 75 per cent of the net income stays here to help fund local programs offering breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment.

• The remaining 25 per cent supports the Susan G. Komen Research and Training Grants program.

Beyond vital funds, that sea of pink walking local streets also increases awareness, celebrates survivors and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. “Breast cancer gave me so much more than cancer; it gave be a new family in the Pink Sisterhood,” May notes.

How you can get involved:

Register online to participate in the event, opening at 8 a.m. June 3 with the More Than Pink March (formerly the Survivor Parade), before the 5K Walk/3.1-Mile Walk at 8:30 a.m.

Those unable to walk, can donate online to an individual or group. Prospective volunteers are also welcome to learn more!

***

Susan G. Komen: In 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, that she would do everything possible to end breast cancer. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen organization and what started with $200 and a shoebox full of potential donor names has become the world’s largest nonprofit funding source for the fight against breast cancer, with more than $2.9 billion raised for groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 60 countries.

More in Marketplace

LaViella main image
LaViella Facial Moisturizer Reviews – Replenishing Face Skin Cream?

LaViella Facial Moisturizer is claimed as being the ultimate face cream for… Continue reading

Keto Genx main image
Keto Genx Reviews: Do Eternal Nutrition KetoGenx Pills Work?

Eternal Nutrition Keto Genx brings an 800mg keto-based weight-loss supplement designed to… Continue reading

TestoPrime main image
TestoPrime Reviews – Natural Testosterone Support or Weak Ingredients?

Waking up tired or a worn-out feeling is not normal. You may… Continue reading

Best CBD Dog Treats main image
Best CBD Dog Treats – Top 4 Brands Reviewed

The health benefits of CBD have been a hot topic for a… Continue reading

teaser
SteriSpritz Reviews – Homemade Hand Sanitizer Disinfectant?

SteriSpritz Reviews - Homemade Hand Sanitizer Disinfectant? SteriSpritz is an all-new personal… Continue reading

G-Force
G-Force Reviews – Advanced Dental Health Supplement or Scam?

G-Force is a nutritional supplement that claims to target bleeding gums, decaying… Continue reading

Reversirol main image
Reversirol Reviews – Natural Type 2 Diabetes Supplement Aid?

Reversirol is a blood sugar support supplement that helps users balance their… Continue reading

teaser
Memory Plus Program Review: Legit Dr Goldman System or Scam?

Memory Plus Program Review: Legit Dr Goldman System or Scam? Memory is… Continue reading

Best CBD Products for Dogs
Best CBD Products for Dogs – Buying Guide (2020)

In the United States, nearly 30 percent of dogs are given health… Continue reading

Meticore main
Meticore Reviews – Will Meticore Pills Work or Legit Scam?

Obesity is one of the most common problems globally. The major problem… Continue reading

Best CBD gummies
Best CBD Gummies for Anxiety: 2020 Buyer’s Guide

CBD gummies are a popular choice for managing stress and anxiety. The… Continue reading

Best CBD oil
Best CBD Oil: Pain Relief & Buyer’s Guide (2020)

Buying CBD oil isn’t as simple as it was a few years… Continue reading