HERS Breast Cancer Foundation Announces Registration for 17th Annual Walk/Run Event to Celebrate and Support Breast Cancer Survivors

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Survivor Celebration, Community Expo, and Walk-or-Race Fundraiser at Fremont’s Quarry Lakes on September 24, 2016.

HERS Breast Cancer Foundation today announced that registration is open for their annual 5k Walk, 5k/10k Run, and Community Expo on September 24 at the Quarry Lakes Regional Park in Fremont, California. This is the organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year; proceeds will benefit services for Bay Area breast cancer survivors. This event, now in its 17th 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 funds for services that help those healing from breast cancer treatment.

The event website at http://hersbreastcancerfoundation.org/walk-run/ provides information for walkers, runners, donors, sponsors and expo participants. This website allows participants to register online and set up their personalized online fundraising page. HBCF is again partnering with the Crowdrise fundraising site to facilitate and promote online fundraising by participants; see the event website for details. Many participants form teams and show their spirit by wearing fun costumes or special group outfits.

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, Beverly Hagan CPA, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare, Stanford Health Care, Heritage Bank, Anita International, Carol Dutra-Vernaci EA, and many more generous Bay Area organizations. A complete list is available on the event website.

On Saturday, September 24 at Fremont’s Quarry Lakes, registration and check-in will open at 7:00 a.m. The opening ceremony at 8:00 a.m. is a special time to join together in celebrating survivors and those who have passed on. After this inspirational moment, participants take to the course trails at 9:00 a.m. to walk, run or race for this great cause. Following the race, participants will enjoy the Community Expo, live music, and BBQ lunch. Last year’s event was a resounding success, and HERS Breast Cancer Foundation expects an enthusiastic turnout of participants and community supporters again this year. Heather Holmes, KTVU newscaster, will emcee the day’s events.

A professional 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 medal for completing the course as well as a T-shirt at check-in.

The 17th Annual Walk/Run fundraiser supports the HERS Breast Cancer Foundation’s 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 sponsoring, donating, participating, or volunteering will find detailed information online at the Walk/Run website 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: program stores at Washington Hospital in Fremont, Stanford Cancer Center in Palo Alto (Stanford University), and Valley Care Health Library in Pleasanton.

More information on services, locations, and hours: http://hersbreastcancerfoundation.org/hers-breast-cancer-foundation-program-stores/.

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