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Race for the cure this Sunday

Published on: December 30, 2013

It's not too late to cue up for the cure this weekend! The weather, she is smiling on the 16th annual Race for the Cure this Sunday, June 7. Burn off that breakfast burrito in the 5k or 3.5-mile run-walk, starting and finishing at Qwest Field - it goes along the "scenic Highway 99 Viaduct."

“Cureleaders” from various high schools will be positioned throughout the race course to cheer walkers and runners on.

You can hobnob with honorary co-chairs and former Mariner and Hall-of-Famer Edgar Martinez and wife Holli; executive director Mona Locke; Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke; Grand Marshal Robin Clark; and Grand Marshal of the Kid’s Race Adam Westerman.

Register here. You can register a team, or search for a team to join. Entry fees are $30 for adults, $20 for children 6-12 years of age, $10 for children 5 years of age and younger, or $35 for (my specialty!) Sleep in for the Cure.

Ever wonder who Susan G. Komen was? Here's the answer:

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, they have invested nearly $1 billion to fulfill their promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer visit or call 1-800 I’M AWARE.

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