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Breast Health Alliance forming team for Race for Cure

The Cuyuna Riverwood Breast Health Alliance is organizing a team for the annual Brainerd Lakes Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on June 30, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Forestview Middle School in Baxter.

The 13th Annual Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure includes a 5K race, 5K walk, and 1-mile run as well as a ‘Spirit Runner’ category for those who can’t participate physically. Also, 2-10 year olds can race as Kids for the Cure at age-appropriate distances and may enter another event for a single fee. Interested persons may register online at and select “Breast Health Alliance Team Aitkin” or “Breast Health Alliance Team Crosby”. Fees for participants range from $12 for children 2 to 10 years old to $20 to $25 for adults, depending on the activity you choose.

The first 2,400 people registered will receive a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure race T-shirt. Those registering with Team Aitkin or Team Crosby will also receive a Breast Health Alliance baseball cap. All participants will be able to enjoy free refreshments and giveaways at the race.

Distribution of participant packets will be handled according to location by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby and Riverwood in Aitkin. Or, participants may pick up their t-shirts and information packet on race day at the Breast Health Alliance tent.

In Aitkin, pick up registration forms at businesses including Aitkin Flowers, Aitkin Quilts & Fabric, The Beanery, Jeanie & Co. Salon, Paulbeck’s County Market, Rosalini’s, or Shirts Plus. Riverwood will have Team Aitkin participant packets available for pick up at the hospital in Aitkin on Friday, June 29, in the main lobby. For Team Aitkin race registration questions and information, please contact Amy Renner, team captain and breast health care coordinator, at (218) 429-3975.

In the Crosby area, registration forms can be found at the Hallett Center, True Value, Northwoods Floral, Maucieri’s, and Heartwood. Cuyuna Regional Medical Center will have Team Crosby participant packets available for pick up at the hospital in Crosby on Friday, June 29, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. For Team Crosby race registration questions and information, please contact Julie Hella, Team Captain at (218) 546-7000.

All proceeds from the event stay in the Susan G. Komen Minnesota Affiliate. Seventy-five percent of the dollars go toward community grants and 25 percent are dedicated to breast cancer research. Susan G. Komen for the Cure provided an $80,000 grant to fund educational outreach, free breast exams and mammogram screenings and other services provided by the Cuyuna Riverwood Breast Health Alliance in 2012. For more information on the Breast Health Alliance comprehensive and coordinated breast health services, go to .

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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