Fremont, California (PRWEB) August 06, 2014
HERS Breast Cancer Foundation today announced that registration is open for KEEP ABREAST, a 5k Walk, 5k/10k Run, and Community Expo held annually at the Quarry Lakes Regional Park in Fremont, California. Now in its 15th year, this annual event is the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year. In addition to supporting services for breast cancer survivors, this event celebrates the lives of people that have survived breast cancer and honors those lost. On September 27, breast cancer patients and survivors from all over the Bay Area will join family, friends and neighbors to celebrate life and raise funds in support of those who have battled breast cancer.
The event website at HERSKeepAbreast.org provides information for walkers, runners, donors, sponsors and expo participants. Features include online registration and personalized online fundraising pages for each participant. HERS Breast Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce that the East Bay Community Foundation will be matching online donations towards KEEP ABREAST, up to $15,000. This year, HBCF is partnering with Crowdrise to provide the best participant fundraising system available; see the event web site for details.
The event kicks off at 7:00 a.m. (PT) on Saturday, September 27th. Following on the remarkable success of last year’s event, the HERS Breast Cancer Foundation expects a record turnout of participants and community supporters. This uplifting event commences with a moving opening ceremony, where a circle of breast cancer survivors release symbolic doves to celebrate survivorship and those who have passed on. After this inspirational moment, participants take to the course to walk, run or race for this great cause.
A professional race timing company, On Your Mark Event Management, will be using a chip-timing system; race results will be available within minutes of completion and posted on the website. The top three men and top three women runners in each event (5k run and 10k run) will receive awards.
The KEEP ABREAST event supports the HERS Breast Cancer Foundation mission to support all women healing from breast cancer by providing post-surgical products and services regardless of financial status. All proceeds from the KEEP ABREAST event will be used to benefit HBCF programs and services.
Those interested in participating, sponsoring, registering, or donating to HERS Breast Cancer Foundation can do so online at the KEEP ABREAST website at herskeepabreast.org.
About HERS Breast Cancer Foundation (HBCF)
HERS Breast Cancer Foundation’s believes in restoring beauty and dignity to breast cancer survivors at an extremely vulnerable time of their lives. Every day we bring hope, empowerment, renewal and support, because every woman deserves to look and feel whole. We support all women healing from breast cancer by providing post-surgical products and services regardless of financial status. HBCF is the only nonprofit organization in the Bay Area that provides appropriate products (such as bras, prostheses, lymphedema garments, and wigs) for breast cancer survivors in a safe, comfortable, and understanding environment.
HBCF’s services for breast cancer survivors are provided at two locations: their new program store at the Stanford Cancer Center and their flagship program store at Washington Hospital in Fremont.