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2013 Race for the Cure

Posted October 10, 2013 in Downtown, Community Web Exclusives

WHAT: 22nd Annual Susan G. Komen Iowa Race for the Cure ® -­‐ Des Moines
WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2013
8:15 am Survivor Parade, followed by Survivor Photo
8:30 am Aerobic Warm-­‐up
9:00 am 5K Run/Walk
9:30 am 1 Mile Walk
10:15 am Top 25 Awards
10:30 am Kids’ Race (age 12 & under)
10:45 am Kids’ Race Awards

WHERE: State of Iowa Capitol Grounds- East 9th and Grand Avenue near the State Capitol

REGISTER: Go to to register online now. After Wednesday, October 23rd,
visit Merle Hay Mall on Thursday, October 24th or Friday, October 25th from 10 am
to 7 pm to register. Alternately, you can register at the late registration tent on site
on Saturday prior to the Race.

DETAILS: Close to 20,000 people are expected to participate in the 2013 Komen Iowa Race for the Cure®-­‐ Des Moines, the largest fund-­‐raiser of the Iowa Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. In 2012, the Affiliate raised more than $1 million through this event.

Founded in 1995, the Komen Iowa Affiliate raises funds to support the Komen for the Cure promise of saving lives and ending breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. The Affiliate serves 81 of Iowa’s 99 counties by proving services to raise awareness and provide education about breast cancer and breast health issues.

Of the funds raised, 25% is put directly toward breast cancer research through the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants program and 75% stays in our communities and provides education, screening and treatment support services to the women and men of our service area.

For more information, visit or call 515-­‐309-­‐0095.

SPONSORS: Media Sponsors: KCCI News 8, Des Moines Radio Group
Platinum Sponsors: American Enterprise, Iowa Radiology, Merle Hay
Mall, Midwest Ford Dealers, Yoplait
Gold Sponsors: American Equity, Pandora

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