Survivors and Supporters Will Parade in Pink

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Flora Norton, two-time breast cancer survivor, triumphantly crossed the finish line and celebrated her 75th birthday at last year’s Komen Northern Nevada Race for the Cure. (photo credit: RGJ Media)

Celebration is the answer to cancer on Sunday, Oct. 6, at Grand Sierra Resort. Thousands of families, friends, survivors, supporters and caregivers will gather in celebration at the Komen Northern Nevada Race for the Cure®.

The Komen Race has experienced tremendous growth since its inception in 1998. What started in the parking lot at IGT with less than 1,000 participants has grown into the largest, non-profit footrace in northern Nevada.

“With more than 4,500 people, we have established this one-day event as the best of its kind, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to find a cure for breast cancer and provide life-saving services to our community,” said Niki Patin, Executive Director, Northern Nevada Chapter.

A Renown team will be in the pink parade of participants raising funds for breast cancer programs, education and research through the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Renown Institute for Cancer will also have a booth with expertise and giveaways. Hometown Health will bring its RV with more expertise and giveaways along with Thumper, the new mascot, who will be posing for photos and making new friends.

Help save lives and show your support by registering to race, run or walk.

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