Moline, IL. (KWQC) - More than 3,000 will be running through the Quad Cities Saturday morning in a fight against breast cancer. This event is put on by the Susan G. Komen Foundation with a mission to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. With support from volunteers, donors, and racers, the Susan G. Komen Foundation has had a real impact on breast cancer. Profits go to saving living and making progress in the mission to end breast cancer through research, care, community, and action.
This year they are celebrating the 30th year in the Quad Cities and this is one the first cities the Race for the Cure was started. Since in the inception in 1990, they've raised over 6-million dollar, just in the Quad Cities. As the largest non-profit race in the QC, 75% of those funds stay right here in our area and the other 25% goes to research.
To commemorate the 30-years in the Quad Cities, the race itself is 3.0-miles (rather than the traditional 5K,) and they will have a post-race party with food trucks, live music and adult beverages available for purchase!
Friday, June 7th: Race for the Cure Packet Pick-Up
TaxSlayer Center 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
-Registration available in-person at Packet Pick-Up, and online here
and enter Race for the Cure, until 7 p.m. on Friday
-In-person registration available Saturday morning in TaxSlayer parking lot until 7:45 a.m.
Saturday, June 8th: Race day
6:45 a.m.: Pre-race ceremony
7:10 a.m.: Survivor recognition program
8:00 a.m.: 3.0 and 1.2-mile walk/run begins
The post-race award ceremony and Post-Race party, featuring live music by Brent Haydon of Yo-Yo y Yo; and food trucks (La Flama, Big Black Box, Tacos el Vapor, Smokin’ Butt BBQ) and beverages available for purchase. (We will still have our regular post-Race items for food/drink from our sponsors, too).