October 13, 2011

VU community gets ready to race to raise breast cancer funds

VU community gets ready to race to raise breast cancer funds

Walking, running, pushing a baby carriage or strolling with your dog — all of these activities will be encouraged during this year’s Greater Nashville Race for the Cure.

The annual breast cancer fundraising race/walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 29, at Maryland Farms in Brentwood. Opening ceremonies will be at 8:15 a.m.

The Race for the Cure is held every October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and raises funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, a nonprofit organization dedicated to breast cancer research and support activities for patients. Some Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center investigators receive support grants from the Komen organization and approximately 75 percent of the money raised is used for activities in the Middle Tennessee area.

Vanderbilt has formed its own race/walk team and is inviting the community to participate in the event. Those who like to sleep in on Saturdays can “Sleep in for the Cure” and make an online donation.

The 5K course begins and ends near the Maryland Farms YMCA and there is a full morning of activities.

For more information and to sign up for Team Vanderbilt, visit www.viccfallwalks.org. Contact Jennifer.rice@vanderbilt.edu for more details.