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Queen City Goes Pink October 3rd
19th Annual Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure®
CHARLOTTE, NC – For the 19th consecutive year, a sea of pink-clad and festive people with a common purpose will gather in Uptown Charlotte to celebrate their progress and renew commitments in the battle against breast cancer. Attracting over 13,000 registered participants last year, the Charlotte Komen Race for the Cure® returns to Marshall Park on Saturday, October 3, 2015.
 
With festivities beginning at 6:00 a.m., the Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure® is a morning of entertaining, inspiring, and fundraising that features a 5K timed race, 5K non-competitive run/walk, one-mile route, Kid’s Fun Zone, race expo, Survivor’s Village, and music. The timed run begins at 7:15 a.m. and the walk/run starts at 7:50 a.m.
 
“Improvements in life expectancy for people with breast cancer are the direct result of research, awareness, early detection, and treatment,” says Tami Simmons, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen Charlotte. “Thanks to committed supporters for events like Race for the Cure® we are funding life-saving community-based programs and contributing to critical research.”
 
Race for the Cure® is also a celebration of life where men, women, and children gather to honor survivors and forever fighters (those with metastatic breast cancer) in the battle against cancer and to remember those who have lost their lives to this devastating disease.
 
To register for the upcoming Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure®, visit: www.komencharlotte.org and register as an individual, join a team, or donate to an individual or team.
 
Williams Warriors, the top squad in 2014 with over $70,000 raised, and the Belk-Carolina Panthers ‘Pounding for Pink’ troupe, are two of many teams hitting the streets of Uptown Charlotte October 3rd.
 
 
Uptown in McGlohon Theatre on race weekend is the hilarious musical parody Menopause The Musical: The Survivor Tour. Set in a department store and featuring classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, the live-play stars four women going through ‘the change’. Show producers are donating $50,000 to Susan G. Komen during the 2014-2016 touring period, in addition to $2.00 per ticket sold.
 
Notwithstanding the significant advances in treatments and life expectancy during the past two decades, an estimated 40,000 women and 400 men will die from breast cancer in the United States during 2015, according to the American Cancer Society. A woman in the United States faces about a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer during her lifetime.
 
In 2014, Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure raised $1.5 million, enabling Komen Charlotte to grant $1.1 million to fund 17 community health programs. These programs are providing thousands of women and men with life-saving breast health screening, education and treatment support throughout the year. Since 1997, Komen Charlotte has raised a total of $18 million to support community programs and research.
 
A maximum of 75 percent of net proceeds stays in the local community to fund community health programs in a 13-county service area.
 
The additional 25 percent of net funds supports the Komen Research Program, which funds major research projects across the country, including breast cancer research at North Carolina universities.    
 
The 19th Annual Race for the Cure® is presented locally by Novant Health and Mecklenburg Radiology Associates.
 
To register for the upcoming Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure®, visit: www.komencharlotte.org and register as an individual, join a team, or donate to an individual or team.
 
CONTACT:
Lynda Anello, Director of Marketing
Susan G. Komen Charlotte
T: 704.347.8181
E: l.anello@komencharlotte.org
 
 
 
Robert B Butler | PR
DeAngelo Williams with late mother, Sandra Hill, founders of The Williams Warriors Komen Charlotte Team
 
 
 
 
DeAngelo Williams, Williams Warriors, and Molly Grantham, WBTV, CBS, Charlotte
 
 
 
 
 
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All photos in this section courtesy of Nate Preston (photo credit requested)
Courtesy CRVA Charlotte
For Immediate Release 
 
Uptown Charlotte Welcomes Race for the Cure® and
Chicago Bears Oct. 4-5
 
CHARLOTTE, NC – Fans of Carolina Panthers star running back DeAngelo Williams will be busy in uptown Charlotte the weekend of Oct. 4-5. On Saturday, Williams Warriors, started by Williams and his late mother Sandra Hill, will participate in the 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure®. On Sunday, Oct. 5, attention will be riveted on Bank of America Stadium as the Panthers and Williams host the Chicago Bears.
 
DeAngelo Williams has a personal connection to the Komen cause, losing his mother and four aunts, Sandra Hill’s sisters, to breast cancer. The Williams Warriors team has raised over $100,000 for the cause. Williams was honored this year as a Komen Charlotte “Pink Tie Guy” for his advocacy, community support and contributions to the Komen mission.
 
 
Online registration is open through Oct. 3. Go to Komen Charlotte’s website at www.komencharlotte.org and register as an individual, join the Williams Warriors team, another team of your choice, or donate to an individual or team.
 
Special weekend accommodations for race participants, with a portion of the room-rate donated to Komen Charlotte, are available at the Hilton Center City, https://resweb.passkey.com/go/KomenCharlotte14.
 
Last year, an estimated 30,000 people were uptown for the Charlotte race. More than 800 teams raised $1.5 million, which helped Komen Charlotte fund 17 community health programs to provide thousands of women and men with life-saving breast health screenings, education and treatment support throughout the year.
 
Presented by Novant Health and Mecklenburg Radiology Associates, Charlotte’s Race for the Cure features a variety of races to meet conditioning and capability ­– plus entertainment to satisfy the entire family.
 
On the main stage, see the new and exclusive DJ Racecar, a custom-designed racecar that transforms into a DJ booth complete with strobe and flashing colored lights, fog machines, and powerful sound system. Meet NASCAR’s Taylor Stricklin and other celebrities, including WBTV’s Molly Grantham, if her baby, due on Oct. 3, can wait. Enjoy the Harris Teeter Kids’ FunZone and participate in the FunZone t-shirt design contest. Meet last year’s design winner, 10-year old Delaney Whipple.
 
With a morning of exercise, food, entertainment, and fundraising, Race for the Cure also provides time for celebration of life, where runners and walkers of all ages gather to honor survivors who are winning the battle against breast cancer, and time to remember those who have lost their battle with this devastating disease.
 
The local community receives a maximum of 75% of net proceeds for breast cancer education, screenings diagnostic services, and treatment support. The remaining 25% supports the Komen National Research Grant Program, which funds major research programs across the country, including research at North Carolina universities.
 
Susan G. Komen Charlotte is an affiliate of Susan G. Komen, one of the most recognizable breast cancer organizations in the world. Komen Charlotte raises funds through events such as the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, Laugh for the Cure®, BCC Rally, Kick’in It Challenge, The Carolinas, Serve for the Cure, and a variety of community events hosted by corporate partners, small businesses, faith communities, schools and volunteer organizations.
 
Important Links:
 
 
 
 
Contact:
 
Lynda Anello, Director of Marketing
Susan G. Komen Charlotte
T: 704.347.8181
 
 
Robert B Butler | PR
DeAngelo Williams, courtesy Carolina Panthers and Komen Charlotte
DeAngelo Williams with mother Sandra Hill in 2012, courtesy Komen Charlotte
 
DeAngelo Williams Honors Mother and Aunts in Season Opener and Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure
 
CHARLOTTE, NC - In preparation for Sunday's season opener against Tampa Bay, Carolina Panthers star running back DeAngelo Williams dyed strands of his hair pink and painted his toenails pink.
 
Off the field, DeAngelo Williams designed the 2014 Williams Warriors team t-shirts to motivate fans to join the 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure® on Oct. 4. Fans who join the Williams Warriors team and raise at least $34 receive one of his custom shirts. www.komencharlotte.org
 
Since co-founding the Williams Warriors with his mother in 2009, Williams has been personally involved in the design and development of the team shirts. This year, for the first time, Williams chose pink as the shirt color, in memory of his mother Sandra Hill who passed away last spring, preceded by her four sisters, each taken by the devastating disease of breast cancer.
 
In 2013, an estimated 30,000 people rallied in uptown Charlotte for the Komen race. More than 800 teams raised $1.5 million, which helped Komen Charlotte fund 17 community health programs providing thousands of women and men with life-saving breast health screenings, education and treatment support throughout the year.
 
Online registration for 2014 is open through Oct. 3. Go to Komen Charlotte's website at www.komencharlotte.org and register as an individual, join the Williams Warriors team (or another team of your choice), or donate to an individual or team. 
 
In celebration of the Panthers first home game, Komen Charlotte is offering fans $10 off Race for the Cure registration on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14 with promo code: PROMO_Panthers. Click here to register.
 
Presented by Novant Health and Mecklenburg Radiology Associates, Charlotte's Race for the Cure features various races to meet individual interests and capability, as well as entertainment to satisfy the whole family.
 
The local community receives a maximum of 75% of net proceeds for breast cancer education, screenings diagnostic services, and treatment support. The remaining 25% supports the Komen National Research Grant Program, which funds research programs nationwide, including research at North Carolina universities.
 
On the main stage see the exclusive DJ Racecar, a custom racecar that transforms into a DJ booth complete with strobe and flashing colored lights, fog machines, and a powerful sound system. Meet NASCAR's Taylor Stricklin and other celebrities including WBTV's Molly Grantham, if her baby due on Oct. 3, can wait. Enjoy the Harris Teeter Kids' FunZone and participate in the FunZone t-shirt design contest. Meet last year's design winner, 10-year-old Delaney Whipple.
 
With a morning of exercise, food, entertainment, and fundraising, Race for the Cure also provides time for celebration of life, where runners and walkers of all ages gather to honor survivors winning the battle against breast cancer, and time to remember those who have been lost to this devastating disease.
 
Important Links:
 
 
Contact:
 
Lynda Anello, Director of Marketing
Susan G. Komen Charlotte
T: 704.347.8181
l.anello@komencharlotte.org
 
 
Robert B Butler | PR
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
 
WHAT: 18th Annual Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure® returns to Uptown Charlotte, October 4, 2014. Race for the Cure is presented locally by Novant Health and Mecklenburg Radiology Associates. The Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure is Komen Charlotte’s largest fundraiser that features a 5K timed race, 5K non-competitive run/walk, one-mile route, 50-yard kids’ dash, race expo, teams village, survivor village, and much more!

WHEN: Festivities begin at 6:00 am, with the timed run beginning at 7:15 a.m., and the walk/run beginning at 7:50 am.
 
WHERE: Marshall Park, Uptown Charlotte, 800 E. 3rd St., Charlotte, NC 28202
 
HOW: Online registration is open through October 3 at Komen Charlotte’s website at www.komencharlotte.org.
 
WHY: Last year, Race fundraising reached $1.5 million which helped Komen Charlotte fund 17 community health programs to provide thousands of women and men with life-saving breast health screening, education and treatment support throughout the year.
 
A maximum of 75 percent of net proceeds goes to our local community for breast cancer education, screenings diagnostic services and treatment support. We serve a 13 county service area including Mecklenburg and the 12 surrounding counties of our service area. The additional 25 percent supports the Komen National Research Grant Program, which funds major research programs across the country.  
 
ABOUT KOMEN CHARLOTTE
Susan G. Komen Charlotte is an affiliate of Susan G. Komen, one of the most widely-known breast cancer organizations in the world. Komen Charlotte raises funds through events such as the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®; Laugh for the Cure®; BCC Rally; Kick’in It Challenge, The Carolinas; Serve for the Cure; and a variety of community events hosted by corporate partners, small businesses, faith communities, schools and volunteer organizations.
 
CONTACT: Lynda Anello, Director of Marketing
Susan G. Komen Charlotte
T: 704.347.8181
l.stadler@komencharlotte.org
 
Robert B Butler | PR
On the main stage, see the new and exclusive DJ Racecar, a custom-designed racecar that transforms into a DJ booth complete with strobe and flashing colored lights, fog machines, and powerful sound system.
2013 press releases, photos & logos...
Uptown Charlotte Welcomes 17th Annual Komen Race for the Cure® 
Carolina Panthers star running back DeAngelo Williams challenges all NFL fans to join Charlotte's 17th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and support the battle against breast cancer. Photo Carolina Panthers. www.panthers.com
DeAngelo Williams star running back of the Carolina Panthers and Molly Grantham WBTV news anchor at the 2012 Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure. Susan G. Komen is one of the most widely known breast cancer organizations in the world. Komen Charlotte raises funds to battle breast cancer through events such as the annual Race for the Cure®; Laugh for the Cure®; Carowinds for the Cure; BCC Rally; Serve for the Cure; and a variety of community events hosted by schools, volunteer organizations, faith communities, small businesses and corporate partners.
The 17th Annual Race for the Cure® returns to uptown Charlotte’s Marshall Park on Saturday, October 5, 2013. “Registration is already strong,” said Lori Vaccaro, executive director of Komen Charlotte. Last year, Charlotte hosted over 17,000 participants ranging in age from newborns to 90’s.
Third generation race car driver, Taylor Stricklin, challenged NASCAR fans to join the 17th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and support the battle against breast cancer. Stricklin will participate in the "most important" race of the year when he meets and greets his NASCAR fans and thousands of others who will gather in uptown Charlotte’s Marshall Park for the annual 5K event on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.
“We race every weekend, but this race is the most important because it supports our local community and funds research to help end breast cancer forever,” said Taylor Stricklin, who will take a break from his competition in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series to support Komen’s Race for the Cure. Taylor, a 6’7" scholar athlete, is the 24-year old son of former NASCAR driver Hut Stricklin and grandson of NASCAR legend Donnie Allison.
“I encourage you to register for this event because everyone knows someone who is affected by this disease,” said NASCAR driver Taylor Stricklin, recalling his own great-grandmother’s battle with breast cancer. “There are many wonderful survivor stories, but too many people still do not win the battle. And that needs to end. Let’s get together at the Race for the Cure and make a difference."
Race for the Cure® showcases a 5K timed race, 5K non-competitive run/walk, one-mile route, 50-yard kids’ dash, race expo, survivor’s tent, exhibits and more. This year the Race Committee is adding live entertainment, Food Truck Rodeo, and ceremonies for competitive racers and survivors. Third generation race car driver, Taylor Stricklin, will greet and meet NASCAR fans.
DeAngelo Williams and mother Sandra Hill, two time breast cancer survivor and his "Rock". Williams mother, Sandra Hill, survives her four sisters who all lost their battles with breast cancer. "Let's work like a team and help find the cure," said Williams.
 
Locally presented by Novant Health and Mecklenburg Radiology Associates, Race for the Cure® is a celebration of life where runners and walkers of all ages gather to honor survivors who are winning the battle against breast cancer and to remember those who have lost their lives to this devastating disease.
DeAngelo Williams, star running back for the Carolina Panthers at Race for the Cure. Williams team, the Williams Warriors has raised over $100,000 to support the battle against breast cancer
WBTV News Anchor Molly Grantham at the 2012 Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure. Register as an individual, join a team, or donate to an individual or team on the Komen Charlotte website www.komencharlotte.org.
Race for the Cure® is Komen Charlotte’s largest awareness and fundraising event of the year, with 75% of every dollar used to fund community health grants in the 13-county, greater Charlotte area. The remaining 25% is used to support national cancer research grants, including research underway at universities in North Carolina.
“We are so thankful for all the individuals, team members, team captains and sponsors who have joined us this year,” said Vaccaro. “We really can’t do it without the community’s support and dedication.”
More than 300 volunteers dedicate time and talent to educate, advocate and share the mission of Susan G. Komen Charlotte.             
          
 
Race for the Cure® registration:
 
Contact:
Lynda Stadler, Director of Marketing
Susan G Komen Charlotte
T: 704.347.8181
l.stadler@komencharlotte.org