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Hot Pink Fun Run Sunday benefits Placer Breast Cancer Foundation

By: Gold Country Media Staff
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The Placer Breast Cancer Foundation hosts the 11th annual Hot Pink Fun Run, a family-friendly fun run/walk Sunday in downtown Roseville.

 

All proceeds from the Hot Pink Fun Run will benefit the Placer Breast Cancer Foundation. The nonprofit foundation is comprised of breast cancer survivors and community activists committed to raising money to fund new research, outreach and health education opportunities for the region.

 

“The Hot Pink Fun Run has become a wonderful community event. It’s a day of celebration where women, men and children not only participate but often times honor a loved one or someone they know who has been impacted by breast cancer,” said Carol Garcia, a breast cancer survivor who co-founded The Placer Breast Cancer Foundation. “This is a family-friendly event that is fun and also helps educate people, giving them both the knowledge and awareness of breast cancer."

 

 The festive event will include a 10K, 5K and 1-mile walk/run. All races start and end at Civic Center Plaza on Vernon Street in downtown Roseville.

 

Participants are encouraged to run/walk in the Hot Pink Fun Run in honor or memory of a friend or loved one who has been affected by breast cancer. Special customizable stickers will be available on race day.

 

Individuals can write the name of the person they will be walking in honor of or in memory of on a special sticker available for $1 at packet pick-up or registration Sunday morning. There will also be an Honor/Memory wall for individuals to share the reason why they are participating.

 

Last year’s event drew more than 1,000 participants and dozens of volunteers, raising more than $30,000 in funds for local breast cancer research. This year, the event is expected to grow to more than 1,200 participants.

 

 

 

Cost for adults is $40 for the 1-mile fun/run and 5K. Adults pay $50 for the 10K. All three race options for children (ages 6 to 17) are $30. Children 5 and under are free.

 

Participants can register at hotpinkfunrun.org for all three races.

 

The packet pick-up is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at a to-be-determined location. If individuals cannot make early packet pick-up, it can be done the day of the race, starting at 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

 

Parking for the event is available in the garages on the 400 block of Vernon and Oak streets, and at Vernon and Grant streets.

 

If interested in becoming a sponsor, contact foundation administrator Stephanie Hill at 916-910-5769 or info@wethinkpink.org or race director Aldo Pineschi at 916-532-8079 or aldo@surewest.net.

 

Caption: The Placer Breast Cancer Foundation is hosting the 11th annual Hot Pink Fun Run, a family-friendly fun run/walk Sunday in Downtown Roseville. Courtesy photo

 

Sunday’s Hot Pink Fun Run Schedule

 

7:30 to 8:30 a.m: Check in and registration

8:30 a.m.: Breast cancer survivors’ celebration

8:45 a.m.: Start of 10K race

9 a.m.: Start of 5K walk/run

9:05 a.m.: 1-mile walk/run, that  includes children and dogs

10 a.m: Awards ceremony