HERS Breast Cancer Foundation Hosts 16th Annual Walk/Run Event to Support Breast Cancer Survivors

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Race, Walk/Run Fundraiser, Community Expo and Survivor Celebration to be held in Fremont’s Quarry Lakes Regional Park on September 26, 2015.

HERS Breast Cancer Foundation today announced that registration is open for their annual 5k Walk, 5k/10k Run, and Community Expo at the Quarry Lakes Regional Park in Fremont, California. This event, now in its 16th year, 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 remembers those we’ve lost. On September 26, family, friends and neighbors will gather with breast cancer patients and survivors from all over the Bay Area to celebrate life and raise funds for breast cancer support services. The event begins at 7:00 a.m.

The event website at http://hersbreastcancerfoundation.org/walk-run/ provides information for walkers, runners, donors, sponsors and expo participants. This web site allows participants to register online and set up their personalized online fundraising page. HBCF is again partnering with the Crowdrise fundraising system to facilitate and promote online fundraising by participants; see the event web site for details.

HERS Breast Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce that once again, the East Bay Community Foundation will be matching online donations up to $15,000. HBCF’s generous participants and their supporters met and exceeded this goal last year. This year’s event sponsors include Fremont Bank Foundation, Micrel, Beverly Hagan CPA, Genentech, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, Stanford Health Care, Heritage Bank, Stanford Health Care Valley Care, and many more generous organizations. A complete list is available on the event web site.

The event kicks off at 7:00 a.m. (PT) on Saturday, September 26th. 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 begins with a moving opening ceremony that celebrates 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. Following the race, participants will enjoy the Community Expo, live music, and BBQ lunch.

A professional race timing company, On Your Mark Event Management, will use a chip-timing system to post race results within minutes of completion. Awards will be given to the top three men and top three women runners for the 5K and 10K, by age group (see web site for groupings). This year, every participant will receive a medal for completing the course.

The 16th Annual Walk/Run event benefits 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 event will be used for HBCF programs and services.

Those interested in participating, sponsoring, registering, or donating to HERS Breast Cancer Foundation can do so online at the Walk/Run web site at http://hersbreastcancerfoundation.org/walk-run/.

About HERS Breast Cancer Foundation (HBCF)
HERS Breast Cancer Foundation 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 three locations: their new program stores at Valley Care Health Library in Pleasanton and at the Stanford Cancer Center, as well as their flagship program store at Washington Hospital in Fremont.

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