Registration opens for 'Race for the Cure'

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MANCHESTER >> Early bird online registration is now open for the 24th running of the Vermont Race for the Cure, a 10K run, a 5K run or walk, plus a Kids Fun Run/Obstacle Course to benefit Susan G. Komen Vermont-New Hampshire. Register at komenvtnh.org now through April 30 and save $10.

"This will be year two at our new venue, Riley Rink at Hunter Park, in Manchester," said Terry Farkas, Komen VT-NH's executive director. "A change in venue is not always easy but we're very happy with our new space and so were last year's participants."

"The Vermont Race is a legacy event," Farkas explained. "It's really very special to so, so many survivors and families, folks who participate year in and year out in memory of friends, or their moms, or sisters you don't want to disappoint them, and we didn't. The feedback we got was very positive – there were bugs and glitches, sure, and we heard about them, and addressed them – but most comments were variations on 'A great experience! The Rink has my vote!' and 'New venue, new courses – a win-win!'" And from a participant recently diagnosed with breast cancer, 'very moving, absolutely awesome'."

The Race annually draws women, men and children from up and down the east coast to run, walk, amble and mingle with friends, family, and some of the nicest strangers you'll ever meet. Add great food, ice cream, an incredible silent auction and a whole host of fun activities for kids and you've got the makings of a family day to remember.

Over 800 individuals walked or ran in the 2015 VT Race for the Cure and over $133, 000 was raised. Since 1993 the VT-NH Affiliate has granted more than $7 million to local breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs in both states.

For more information, call 802-362-2733 or visit www.komenvtnh.org. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.


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