Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition news release:
On Saturday, March 30, 2019, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) invites Massachusetts citizens to register for the first ever, Run for Prevention. The event will take place at Bare Cove Park in Hingham, MA, located along the banks of the Weymouth Back River and features USATF certified 5- or 10-mile runs, 2-mile fitness walk, and 1-mile kids fun run. Registration is $40 for the 10-mile run, $35 for the 5-mile run, $25 for walk participants and $10 for the kids fun run. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each competitive event.
Event-day registration will begin at 7:00 am near the parking lot at the end of Bare Cove Park Drive. Participants are invited to join a free yoga and meditation class from 7:30 - 8:00 am hosted by Kim Dwyer, certified C-IAYT yoga therapist, meditation and yoga teacher and Trish Hart, Therapeutic Yoga and Meditation Instructor and Stress Management Specialist, from Center for Integrative Counseling and Wellness in Hingham, MA. Yoga mats are suggested but not required. This will be followed by a dynamic and functional warm up held at 8:05 am with Matt Johnson, owner of Energy Fitness and Gymnastics of Newton and Natick.
Run for Prevention will kick off at 8:30 am with the kids fun run, followed by a 9:00 am start for the 5- and 10-mile runs and a 9:05 start for the walkers. Parking and the event start are located at the end of Bare Cove Park Drive, near the South Shore Model Railway Club & Museum. Free light refreshments will be served throughout the morning, including Cape Cod Ginger Sparking, Raw, & Organic drink.
"Thanks to the sustained vision and generosity of our supporters, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is able to continue to work towards our mission of prevention by advancing our understanding and awareness of the environmental factors linked to breast cancer," says Cheryl Osimo, Executive Director. "For that we are grateful."
For more information about the event or to learn about environmental links to breast cancer, visit www.mbcc.org/runforprevention.
About MBCC: In Massachusetts, breast cancer incidence rates are 12% higher than the national average, which estimates that 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Only 5-10% of breast cancers are associated with the high-risk BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is the only advocacy breast cancer non-profit working towards the prevention of environmental causes of the disease. This work is made possible through fundraising events like the Run for Prevention.