HERS Breast Cancer Foundation Announces 20th Annual Walk/Run Fundraiser

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HERS Breast Cancer's 20th Annual Walk/Run & Community Expo will be a memorable, meaningful, and fun experience! Celebrated at Fremont, California's beautiful Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area, several exciting new elements will be included at this year's event on September 28, 2019!

This empowering community event brings together breast cancer patients and survivors, along with their families and supporters, to celebrate life and raise funds.

HERS Breast Cancer Foundation today announced that registration and fundraising sites for their annual 5k Walk, 5k/10k Run and Community Expo are ready and available. The event takes place on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area in Fremont, California. Proceeds will benefit under-served Bay Area breast cancer survivors, including providing post-surgical garments and prostheses, and fitting services.

This event, now in its 20th consecutive year, brings together breast cancer patients and survivors from all over the Bay Area, along with their families and supporters, to celebrate life and raise money for HERS, a nonprofit organization. Every year, runners and walkers of all ages and skill levels enjoy the beautiful racecourse and the lively community spirit of the gathering. Many walkers and runners form teams and wear fun costumes or matching group outfits to show their love and support.

The event website at http://hersbreastcancerfoundation.org/walk-run/, provides walkers and runners all the information they need for registering and participating. Donors, sponsors, and expo exhibitors can also find event details and contact information there as well as fundraising and donation options. For those who are unable to attend but still want to show their support, HERS offers a Virtual Runner option. Call (510) 790-1911 for more info.

This year’s event sponsors include: Fremont Bank Foundation; Beverly Hagan, CPA; Premier Nissan of Fremont; Premier Subaru of Fremont; Premier Nissan of San Jose; Haller’s Pharmacy, Dutra Enterprises, Inc., Amoena, Mean Well USA, Inc.; Chief Craig Steckler (Ret.); Fremont Elks Lodge #2121; Republic Services; and many more generous Bay Area organizations and individuals. A complete list of sponsors and in-kind donors is available at https://hersbreastcancerfoundation.org/walk-run/.

Check-in, on-site registration, and Community Expo access will open at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 28 at Fremont’s Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area. The opening ceremony with dove release at 8:00 a.m. is an inspirational time when participants gather in a circle to celebrate survivors and remember those who have passed on. Participants take to the course trails at 9:00 a.m. to walk, run or race for this great cause; 10K runners start first followed by 5K runners, then walkers. Fun elements this year include a Bollywood-style group warm-up with XTRIM BOLLYWOOD TEAM and a Yoga On The Grass session as an alternative to walking or running ($20 suggested donation). Following the race, participants will enjoy a BBQ lunch and live classic R&B music plus continued access to the Community Expo.

Heather Holmes, KTVU FOX 2 reporter and news anchor, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the day’s events. On Your Mark Events, a race event management company, will post race results online within minutes of completion. Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners in each age group for each event (5K and 10K). Every participant (walkers and runners) will receive a beautiful medal for completing the course. Participants age 18 and older receive a commemorative T-shirt at check-in and goody bag.

The 20th Annual Walk/Run fundraiser supports the HERS Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission: supporting individuals healing from breast cancer by providing post-surgical garments and fitting services regardless of financial status. Founded in 1998, continues to provide provide high quality products and compassionate care to survivors. Its flagship Program Store is located at Washington Hospital in Fremont, California. Additional locations are located at Stanford Health Care ValleyCare in Pleasanton and Kaiser Permanente Hospital in San Leandro. For more info regarding services or to make an appointment, call (510) 790-1911.

About HERS Breast Cancer Foundation
HERS Breast Cancer Foundation believes in restoring beauty and dignity to breast cancer survivors at an extremely vulnerable time of their lives. Every day, dedicated staff and volunteers bring HERS (Hope, Empowerment, Renewal and Support) to breast cancer patients, because every survivor deserves to look and feel whole. HERS is the only nonprofit organization in the Bay Area that provides vital products (such as bras, prostheses, lymphedema garments, and wigs) for breast cancer survivors in a safe, welcoming, and compassionate environment. HERS is truly a “soft place to fall”.

For more information on HERS Program Store locations and hours, visit http://hersbreastcancerfoundation.org/hers-breast-cancer-foundation-program-stores/.

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