BY BRIA BAYLOR
Race for the Cure is giving breast cancer activists a chance to show off your best beach accessories at the fourth annual Komen Maryland Ocean City Race for the Cure.
The event will take place in Ocean City, Maryland on Sunday, April 19.
“This year we wanted to add a fun element to the one-mile course, and everyone loves to dress up,” race manager Jill Brady said. “So even though it’s still a bit chilly in April, we thought it would be exciting to ask one-mile participants to wear beach attire; swimsuits, snorkels, water wings, that sort of thing.”
Staff of the Komen team reported that they expect participation from about 3,000 walkers and runners, but that number is growing as people are signing up on the Komen Maryland website.
“This Race is not only a fundraiser, but a celebration of survivorship, and we strive to keep the atmosphere festive,
Brady said. “This new ‘Swimwear Dash’ will help with that.”
The race area will open at 7 a.m. with the Parade of Pink Survivor Recognition Walk beginning at 7:40. Both competitive and non-competitive races start at 9 and 9:15 a.m. respectively.
Volunteers are always needed and welcomed for Race for the Cure events. Water distribution, registration and information services are amongst the many available positions.
Susan G. Komen is the most well-known organization responsible for finding the cure for breast cancer. They have invested nearly $2 billion internationally to research causes and cures for the disease, celebrate survivors and advocate for community health.
Race for the Cure and similar events have raised $37 million in community breast cancer programs.
For more information, one can call 410-938-8990 or visit www.komenmd.org.