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Race for the Cure – September 23, 2012

The 21st annual Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at Fashion Island in Newport Beach, Calif. The Komen Orange County Race for the Cure is one of Southern California’s largest and most anticipated fundraising events, uniting more than 30,000 supporters to celebrate breast cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost to the disease. The Race will allow us to continue our fight to end breast cancer forever.

Seventy-five percent of the funds raised are invested in local breast cancer awareness and education programs, medical and diagnostic services for uninsured and underinsured women, and other unmet community needs through grants to culturally diverse community breast health organizations. The remaining 25 percent is dedicated to the national Komen Award and Research Grant Program to fund groundbreaking breast cancer research.

Registration opens in April so please check back for more information!

Ready To Party on May 1?

Nilo G. (seond from left) at the OC Breast Cancer Fundraiser in 2009.

If you enjoy a great party and also like to support breast cancer research and awareness, we’ve got the soiree for you. The 7th annual OC Breast Cancer Fundraiser comes to life Saturday, May 1, at 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Pavilion in Irvine. Donations to attend are $25 ahead of time and $30 at the door. It is guaranteed to be a fun cocktail party for young professionals, based on the previous events.

The founder is Nilo G., CEO of Kapture. Kapture is the main sponsor of the event.

What’s planned? The pavilion will be bathed in pink LED lighting to set the mood. There will be a unique still-model fashion show by Holly Morgan Designs. Pianist and singer Kristen Meadors will start off the cocktail hour, but high-energy dance music by DJ Jace One will end the night. Pink-themed specialty cocktails will keep guests refreshed, there will be art and a beautiful segment to honor breast cancer fighters and survivors. To pay your donation ahead of time and for more information, go to www.ocbreastcancerfundraiser.com. Be sure to check out photos from previous events, and to read the stories of love about breast cancer survivors.

Don’t you want to be there when they meet their goal of raising $20,000 this year for the Komen Orange County Affiliate? We’ll toast to that.