Although the teams are smaller or dissolved completely compared to last year’s record-breaking numbers, Kitsap will still Race for the Cure on Sunday.
Walkers and runners from Poulsbo, Bainbridge and Kingston will take the early morning ferries to Seattle for the annual event.
The Town & Country team, which last year had more than 1,000 members has disbanded. Individuals and smaller teams from Bainbridge and Poulsbo plan to take the 7:10 a.m. ferry from the island, said Kay Jensen.
Kingston’s “Flo on for the Cure” team is about half last year’s size, said Kathleen Sutton team coordinator.
The Flo team hopes to raise about $10,000 this year.
Buses will leave the Kingston John L. Scott at 6 a.m. for the Bainbridge ferry. After the event, racers will leave Seattle on the 1:15 p.m. boat.
The race, held at Safeco Field and on downtown Seattle streets, is typically held in mid September, but because the new Seahawk stadium will then be in use, there was no way to close down the streets.
According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, more than 200,000 women and about 1,500 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.
About 40,000 women and 400 men will die from the disease this year.
The Race For the Cure raised about $1.2 million with 75 percent of the money stayed in the Puget Sound Region.