Thing to do in Reno, Nevada
Pink hats, pink tutus, survivors and heroes alike will once again rally to be bold, be fearless and be More Than Pink on Sunday, Oct. 15 for the 19th annual Susan G. Komen Reno Race for the Cure in Downtown Reno at City Plaza. This year’s rally cry is: “It’s one thing to be aware of breast cancer. It’s another to do something about it. Be more than pink!”
Presented by the Eldorado Resort Casino, Silver Legacy Resort Casino Reno and Circus Circus Reno, the 5K run/walk will raise funds for local breast cancer community health programs and breast cancer research, and ultimately to contribute to Susan G. Komen’s bold goal of reducing breast cancer deaths in the US by 50% by 2026. Registration and fundraising opens April 15, with $10 early bird savings for those who sign up before June 1 at KomenNevada.org/renorace.
Registration and Fundraising
Race for the Cure participants can sign up starting April 15 at KomenNevada.Org/RenoRace. Registration for adults is $30 through May 31, $35 from June 1 – September 30, and $40 starting October 1. Youth registration is $20 (until May 31), $25 (June 1 – September 30) and $35 starting October 1.
Susan G. Komen Nevada depends on participants to raise funds for its community health grants. Registration fees help cover the cost of the event, but participant fundraising is how the organization is able to provide breast cancer services in the community.
Several fundraising prizes will be awarded including More Than Pink windshield shades, Lake Tahoe getaway vacations, a hot air balloon ride, American Airlines AAdvantage mile certificates and more. The top 15 fundraisers will be invited to a spectacular VIP brunch at the Eldorado Resort after the Race on October 15.
Survivors & Forever Fighters Ceremony
Breast cancer survivors and forever fighters (those living with metastatic breast cancer) are at the heart of the Reno Race for the Cure. A special ceremony is held each year to recognize those who have received a breast cancer diagnosis. These VIPs will enjoy their very own lounge thanks to sponsors who are dedicated to recognizing individuals who have had the daunting experience of receiving a breast cancer diagnosis. Breakfast will be hosted by Eldorado Resorts and lounge-like accommodations provided by Once Upon A Time Events.
Returning this year, participants will have the chance to plant a tulip in honor of those who have fought breast cancer, to thank a co-survivor who has supported them, or to just celebrate fellow team members with a pink foam tulip on which they can add a personal message or tribute. Tulips can be ordered during race registration, at packet pick-up or at the Race for $10 and will be planted in Suzy’s Garden. Suzy’s Garden is named for Susan G. Komen, the organization’s namesake.
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