The 4th Annual Komen Maryland Ocean City Race for the Cure is just a few weeks away here on Delmarva, but there is still plenty of time to make your plans to attend, or better yet, help out as a volunteer!
The 4th Annual Komen Maryland Race, held each year in OCMD, will be held Sunday, April 19. Support and donations garnered from the event will go towards breast health programs and support for women, men, and families throughout Maryland who have been affected by breast cancer. This year’s goal is $350,000.
The Susan G. Komen Maryland Chapter reported this week that with participant numbers growing by the day, volunteer positions have opened up for race day. Volunteer positions and needs vary from helping along the Race route, manning the finish line, distributing water and food, registration, and more. Over 3,000 attendees are expected to participate so volunteers are crucial.
Lori Yates, Eastern Shore Community Health Manager for Komen Maryland believes the Race is an important aspect of raising community breast cancer awareness on the Eastern Shore. “Race for the Cure is all about our community uniting with our Komen Maryland team and supporting its efforts to end breast cancer and provide funding for community grant programs and research,” said Yates. “Our volunteers inspire us with their dedication and enthusiasm for the cause. Many of them have been touched by breast cancer in their own families, and this is a way for them to make a difference and be involved in a meaningful way with our event.”
Since 1998, Komen Maryland has awarded more than $3.3 million to Eastern Shore-based programs. According to the Maryland Chapter, the funds raised in the 2014 Race brought more than $230,000 to five Eastern Shore-based programs or programs providing services to the Eastern Shore. Sign up to participate or to volunteer in the Komen Maryland Race for the Cure today. Visit www.komenmd.org/OC.