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Race for the cure for breast cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Susan G. Komen Foundation is focused on breast cancer education, prevention and research. Every year they host a series of races across the United States which raise money to help find a cure for breast cancer. This year the Northern Nevada Race for the Cure will take place Oct. 7 at Washoe Village Medical Center, 10101 Double “R” Blvd., off Meadows Parkway in Reno, Nev.

Team Tahoe will be headed by Linda Kaczmar as team captain. The entry fee is $15 with a portion of the registration money going back to promote awareness in Tahoe. People unable to attend can still receive race memorabilia and donate by signing up as a phantom runner for $15. The race is not gender specific and men are encouraged to come out and support the cause.

Individuals can be survivors, loved ones of breast cancer patients or anyone who supports the cause. Participants can choose from a 1 mile stroll, a 5K timed run, a 5K timed walk, 5K timed wheel chair or a 5K fun walk.

The deadline to register and submit the $15 fee is Sept. 17. To register and for more information contact the Barton Health Resource Center at (530) 542-3000, Ext. 3381 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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