On your marks…get set…RACE! Sun Auto Service Teams up Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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On Sunday, November 13, 2011 TEAM Sun Auto Service will help sponsor the 12th Annual Austin Race for the Cure. The Komen Race for the Cure Series raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.

Down town Austin ~ On Sunday, November 13, 2011 TEAM Sun Auto Service will help sponsor the 12th Annual Austin Race for the Cure. The Komen Race for the Cure Series raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivor ship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. Sun Auto Service’s sponsorship supports one of the many water-stops along the route. When asked about the company’s commitment to Susan G. Komen, owner Tom Higginbotham stated, “We’re honored to partner with the Austin Affiliate for Susan G. Komen. Participating in non-profit and charity events such as the Race for the Cure provides us a valuable opportunity to give back to our community.”

Since 1999, the Komen Austin Affiliate has provided more than $10.5 million in funding to LOCAL community clinics, hospitals and health care organizations for breast screening, diagnosis and treatment, and research for the cures.

Seventy-five percent net funds raised LOCALLY stays LOCALLY. The Komen Austin Affiliate provides funding to LOCAL non-profit healthcare organizations for breast health services for the under-served men and women in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson Counties. The remaining 25 percent funds the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research.

THE ROUTE
The 2011 Race begins in the Texas State Capitol District located at 1100 Congress Ave (11th Street) in Austin, TX 78701.
Race Day Schedule

  •     6:00: Registration tent opens
  •     6:30: Survivor tent opens
  •     7:00 and 9:00: Survivor group photos
  •     7:30: Timed runners, wheelchair and hand cycle participants start
  •     7:45: Opening ceremonies
  •     8:00-10:00: Untimed participants can begin at any time during this two hour period.
  •     10:00: START LINE CLOSES TO ALL PARTICIPANTS

All events are non-competitive. Finish times will be displayed on digital clocks.

ABOUT SUN AUTO SERVICE: There are 3 Sun Auto Service locations in metropolitan Texas. Parent company Sun Devil Auto was established in 1978. The full service automotive repair company has successfully established an Arizona presence with 20 locations. Over the past eight years, Sun Auto Service expanded into Nevada with five facilities and Texas with three additional stores respectively.

ABOUT THE AUSTIN AFFILIATE: Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. That concern for others continued even as Susan neared the end of her fight. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and committed to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.

That promise is now Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested nearly $1.5 billion since inception in 1982. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, they’re working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, and generous contributions from valuable partners, sponsors and fellow supporters, Susan G. Komen Austin has become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.

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