Breast cancer fund
What’s better than a cure for breast cancer? Never getting it at all. That’s why we support the Breast Cancer Fund's
work to stop the disease before it starts. We are thrilled that the Breast Cancer Fund is the national nonprofit partner of the See Jane Run Race Series for 2012. This unique partnership will raise funds to support the Breast Cancer Fund’s important work of breast cancer prevention and empower the See Jane Run community with knowledge to turn awareness into action . See Jane Run will offer FREE registrations to anyone who raises a minimum of $500 for the Breast Cancer Fund before their race day and the Breast Cancer Fund will be attending all of our races to help educate our runners about the environmental causes of the disease and ways to reduce their risk. Seems like a win-win to us!
The See Jane Prevent Breast Cancer Challenge
At See Jane Run, we like a good challenge, which is why we host races for women who want to compete and have fun doing it. So here’s our See Jane Prevent Breast Cancer challenge to you:
You raise $500 or more for the Breast Cancer Fund, See Jane Run refunds your race registration fee. Together, we make a difference!
Did you know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer? And did you know that only half of these cases can be tied to traditional risk factors like genetic inheritance, diet and reproductive history? More and more scientific evidence is linking breast cancer to the chemicals in our everyday environment—chemicals in our food, our products, our air and our water. Your mother, your sister, your best friend, your daughter, yourself—we all know someone affected by breast cancer. The disease is relentless, so we’re challenging you to be relentless too by making an impact for prevention with your run.
Our goal is to raise $100,000 for the Breast Cancer Fund in 2012.
Here’s how you can join the race to prevent breast cancer:
- Register for your run NOW!
- Register to fundraise for the Breast Cancer Fund
- Tell your friends! Spread the word to raise money to reach your $500+ goal
- Get your race registration for FREE
You will have plenty of time to raise your $500 and you’re sure to have fun and feel good doing it.
Here are the rules:
- you must pay and register for the race before May 3rd to participate
- registration fees will be refunded 2 weeks after the race date (checks will be mailed)
- minimum funds of $500 must be collected no later than the end of day on race day
- all races are eligible for a free registration
- funds raised are non-transferable
- registrations are non-transferable
- all registrations are non-refundable if fundraising goals are not met, regardless of ability or desire to compete in the race
See Jane. See Jane Run. See Jane Win!
Winning isn't only about crossing that finish line first. Sometimes it's about finding sanity, sharing time with friends, conquering self doubt, accomplishing a PR or just enjoying some good chocolate. Whatever it is for you, we know that when you step up to the start line, you have already won. We hope you are all joining us for the See Jane Run Half Marathon and 5K in 2011.
There's another way to win as well: When you know that every ounce of effort you put in is also supporting a great cause. I'm writing with the hope you'll join me in the See Jane Win Challenge, a fun opportunity to make your race count for something bigger than you, and all I ask is that you bring a dollar to the race. That's right, one dollar. Then I want you to run faster than me.
Every time I bend over to lace up my shoes, or pay for a race, I feel immense gratitude that I am able to do these things. I’ve watched family and friends suffer from physical disabilities, so I will never take for granted the ability to stand upright, to walk or to run. Running is a blessed gift. It isn’t always easy, it isn’t always fun, but it is always rewarding.
To that end, I want to use my running to give back to the charities supported by See Jane Run in 2011. At each of the four See Jane Run races, I will compete to “win” the 5K. For those who know me, you know I have never won a race. Not even close! This year I will donate one dollar for every person who beats me in the See Jane Run 5K races. And I challenge you to donate one dollar if I beat you. Please bring your one dollar bill to the race. I am going to run my heart out, for me, for you and for the charities we support. I hope you can take a few minutes to check out our charities that need our help in 2011 and do what you can. Things are tough for everyone right now. The economy has taken its toll on our friends, our family and on the causes we hold dear. One dollar from each of us will go a long way.
This year we are proud to support Con Mi MADRE of Austin. All of these causes are doing amazing work and need our help. Please do what you can to support them in any way that make sense.
So grab your friends, family and neighbors to come out and make a difference.
Con Mi Madre
Con Mi MADRE increases the representation of Hispanic women in post-secondary schools through a focus on education and social support services to daughters and their mothers. Because health-related problems affect the ability to learn and prevents teens from reaching educational goals, Con Mi MADRE’s Healthy Living Program promotes health, nutrition, well-being, pregnancy prevention and mental health. Con MI MADRE provides nutrition education and opportunities for physical activities to help reduce health risks.