The Race to the Race Begins

I can almost guarantee you are not thinking, amid the ice and constant snow, about Mother’s Day. Well, the folks at Komen Pittsburgh want you to do just that. At the very least, leave that Sunday in May open and join over 30,000 of your neighbors for the Race for the Cure.

Monday night at Bar Louie in Station Square, they hosted the kick-off party. The snow kept some away, but many turned out to sing, dance, win prizes and get psyched to enlist volunteers and get folks signed up early for the run/walk through Schenley Park.

Channel 4 has been the media partner with the Race since its humble beginnings in 1993. It went from 3,000 to nearly 40,000 in recent years. It’s a race, in fact the largest participatory race in the state, but it’s so much more. It’s a major fund-raiser in the battle against breast cancer. It’s a chance to honor survivors and recognize those who didn’t survive. It’s a chance to tell our moms we love them and to show our love for those we don’t know. Most of all, it’s a chance for our city to show that we can all work together for a common purpose.

Smiling with some of the supporters who came out for the Race Kick-Off

Michelle Wright has been the spokesperson for the Race since the start. I joined her almost 14 years ago … and together, we have seen this Sunday morning in Schenley Park become a mother’s day tradition. We hope you will join us.  A link to the registration page is on this website.

We had a great kick-off Monday night. Let’s make it even bigger on Mother’s Day!

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