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Posted: November 30, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Athletics:Susan G. Komen For The Cure® Named Official National Charity Of the Rock'n'Roll Dallas Half Marathon

Inaugural Half Marathon to Benefit Susan G. Komen's® Marathon for the Cure® program

Dallas, TX: November 30, 2009 : The Competitor Group, Inc. today announced a new partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure® as the official national charity of the inaugural Rock 'n'Roll Dallas Half Marathon. The event will take place Sunday, March 14, 2010 and will be named the Rock 'n'Roll Dallas Half Marathon benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.

With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and advocates dedicated to discovering and delivering the cures. Through the Marathon for the Cure® program long-distance runners and walkers can join the fight against breast cancer by participating in events like the Rock'n'Roll Dallas Half Marathon. Funds raised through the program support groundbreaking research and community outreach in the more than 18,000 communities Komen and its Affiliates serve in the U.S. and around the world.

"We are excited to partner with the Competitor Group for the inaugural Rock'n'Roll Dallas Half Marathon," said Katrina McGhee, Vice President of Global Partnerships for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. "By participating in this event and the Marathon for the Cure program, runners and walkers can truly make a difference in the fight against breast cancer."

According to the Charity Director of the Rock'n'Roll Marathon Series, Dave Hussa, Komen's distinction as the Official Charity Beneficiary of the event serves to elevate the existing partnership between the Rock'n'Roll Marathon Series and the Marathon for the Cure® program.

"The Rock'n'Roll Marathon Series has a successful history of support for Susan G. Komen, evident by our participants'enthusiasm for the organization and their support of the Marathon for the Cure program at other events," said Hussa. "Our goal is to help the program expand its reach nationally and help Komen for the Cure take another step toward saving lives and ending breast cancer forever."

A grassroots fundraising program at heart, Marathon for the Cure® offers committed participants several attractive benefits including:

  • Weekly coached training sessions at Luke's Locker locations throughout the Metroplex
  • Online training support (for walkers and runners of all abilities)
  • Fundraising tips and tools
  • An exclusive Marathon for the Cure® race day singlet
  • VIP treatment event weekend

Susan G. Komen for the Cure will host a series of Marathon for the Cure® interest meetings at Dallas area Luke's Locker locations throughout the fall. Dates and times are as follows:

Date Location Time Address
November 30 Fort Worth 7:00 pm 2600 West 7th St.
Montgomery Plaza
Fort Worth, TX 76107
December 1 Dallas 7:00 pm 3607 Oak Lawn
Dallas, TX 75219
December 1 Plano 7:00 pm 5717 Legacy Road, Suite 180
Plano, TX 75024
December 3 Allen (Watters Creek) 7:00 pm 959 Garden Park Drive, T-200
Allen, TX 75013

For more information about the Rock'n'Roll Dallas Half Marathon, please visit dallas.competitor.com. For information on Marathon for the Cure, please visit www.marathonforthecure.org.

About The Rock'n'Roll Dallas Half Marathon
Celebrating its inaugural event in 2010, the Rock'n'Roll Dallas Half Marathon expects to welcome more than 15,000 runners and walkers on Sunday, March 14. The half-marathon offers a flat and scenic course that will highlight Dallas'downtown and urban areas. Live bands and several cheer sections will be staged approximately every mile along the 13.1-mile course. A two-day Health and Fitness Expo at the Dallas Convention Center will kick off race weekend, featuring more than one hundred running, walking and fitness retailers, exhibits and interactive clinics. The event will conclude with a concert which is free and open to the public. To register for the race or for more information about Rock 'n' Roll Dallas, visit DallasCompetitor.com or call 800-311-1255.

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, we have invested nearly $1.5 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.marathonforthe cure.org or call 888-405-PINK.


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