Getting Muddy for the Cause

Written By: Nicolle Racey, Director of Communications at Komen Columbus

I am not a big fan of working out but I am a fan of having fun. So when exercise doesn’t feel or look like a workout, then sign me up! That’s why I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to participate in the Pretty Muddy  5K Run at Mad River Mountain on Saturday, September 14. Pretty Muddy

A obstacle course, huge water slide, a climbing wall, and army crawling through mud, costumes optional!– this isn’t a work out but a good time!

What makes this event even more meaningful to me is that by registering and using a special code (KOMEN), $5 from my registration will be donated to the Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen.  As a staff member at Komen Columbus, I know firsthand how many women and men depend on the local breast health services our Affiliate provides in our 30-county service area. I also know how many survivors, undergoing treatment, depend on the research we help to fund.

I recently met Karee Van Runkle, an extraordinary 13 ½ year metastatic breast survivor who told me that Susan G. Komen’s breast cancer research has kept her alive. The average length of survival for metastatic breast cancer is 2-3 years. Komen has had a hand in researching or developing the majority of the medication Karee’s taken since her diagnosis.

So if Karee, and other survivors, can take the rigors and pain of their treatment, I can certainly (and willingly) get muddy for the cause.

Who’s with me?

To register:

1.To use Komen’s special registration codes, click here to sign up.
2. At the “Review cart” step (#4), enter KOMEN into the “coupon code” box and $5 from your registration will be donated back to Komen Columbus. Any survivors up to the challenge? Enter SURVIVOR as the code and your registration is free!
3. Click Apply and the Page will Reset- showing your discount.
4. Complete the rest of the registration normally.

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