Team Tahoe races for the cure |

Team Tahoe races for the cure

The Third Annual Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Race for the Cure was held in Reno on Sunday Oct. 7, 2001. Team Tahoe was comprised of Baron Hospital employees and Tahoe community members. The captain was Linda Kaczmar and there were 67 team members participating. They helped to raise over $1000 for the Race. Team Tahoe was the largest non-profit community team in attendance. Participants could run in 5 K races, 5k walks or engage in a one mile stroll. The Tahoe team won the races for large non-profit groups.

The mission of the Susan G. Komen Foundation is to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment. The race has grown from a single event attended by 800 women in 1983, to a series of 112 events with nearly 1.3 million runners and walkers in 2001. 75 percent of the net proceeds raised stay in northern Nevada to assist with grant funding and education. The Tahoe Basin and Truckee are proud members of this Affiliate and qualify for this money over the next year to help with education and research and treatment of breast cancer in our communities.

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