October 3, 2008

Race for the Cure happens Saturday

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Medical Records’ Donte Carter gets his flu vaccine at Occupational Health’s tent on the plaza in front of Eskind Biomedical Library. (photo by Susan Urmy)

Nearly 300 people have signed up to race/walk for Team Vanderbilt during the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Hall of Fame Park in downtown Nashville.

Team Vanderbilt has raised $16,300 in pledges to date to help support breast cancer research and education, putting VMC in first place again this year for the number of participants and the amount of money raised by one team.

Festivities begin at 7 a.m. with entertainers SheDAISY and The Kinleys hosting a Service of Hope at 8:30 a.m. The 5K run kicks off at 9 a.m., the 1-mile walk begins at 9:30 a.m., and at 10:15 a.m., the Parade of Pink starts rolling in front of HardRock Cafe on Broadway. Parking is free at LP Field with a walk over the bridge to activities at Hall of Fame Park.

Seventy-five percent of the money raised at this year's event will be used in the Greater Nashville area to fund breast health education, screening and treatment projects.

For more information or to register, go to www.komen-nashville.org.