This Year’s Race for the Cure in Lubbock Promises to Be Bigger Than Ever
It was great to meet with the ladies from the Lubbock area's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. They are a tremendous inspiration. An incredible difference is made in the fight against breast cancer through the efforts of Lubbock's Susan G. Komen group, but they need your support.
I visited with Susan G. Komen's Libby and Julie. They described the upcoming event vividly.
"We'll start at 9 a.m. with opening ceremonies, the first race will start at 9:30 and then we'll open the expo at 10 o'clock," they told me. "Our expo area is just a place for our sponsors to come and they give out goodies and food and interact with the people who are coming through the race. This year our expo's going to be bigger bands so you'll either have to have your race bib to get in or you can purchase a $5 wrist band at the door and they give away tons and tons and tons of stuff. We have about 25 vendors that'll be there and they'll give out goodies and information."
I will be out to meet you live on remote from registration spots in town. Be listening at 99.5 FM or streaming online for these registration opportunities coming up soon. And of course I'll be there on Race Day acting as MC for this great event.
Race Day is Saturday, October 1 at 9:30 a.m. at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. While 25 percent of the proceeds goes to research, 75 percent of all the proceeds stay right here in Lubbock.
Sign up online at the Susan G. Komen website or call to get registered at (806) 698-1900. It's a 5K race you can walk, jog or run as an individual or join a team. The kids are welcome, too. Kids 12 and under enjoy a special kids area and activities. If you're unable to attend, you can "Sleep in for the Cure" and receive the t-shirt and a special race gift.
Hope to see you on Race Day!