Montana Komen Race for the Cure ®
Announced for Saturday, May 18, 2013
Race Quilt to be Unveiled
Friday, January 25, 2013
Capital City Health Club
1280 North Montana Avenue, Helena, MT
Three thousand men and women gathered last year on the State Capitol grounds to celebrate survivors and lost loved ones and to support one another at the annual Race for the Cure, the largest fundraising event that advances the Komen Promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.
The Montana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen proudly announces that the 2013 Montana Komen Race for the Cure® will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013, on the State Capitol grounds in Helena starting at 10:00 a.m. Online race registration opens February 1, 2013, www.komenmontana.org. Paper registrations are available at Race Headquarters – Capital City Health Club.
A long-running Race tradition has been a quilt raffle. The 2013 quilt was donated by two breast cancer survivors, Sandy Sedey, Montana City and former Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Cheryl Leidle, who also donated the 2010 Race quilt. Sandy pieced and layered the king-size, Northern star quilt and Cheryl donated her time to machine quilt the finished piece. .
“It was an honor to be asked to make the quilt,” said Sandy. “I am a 12-year breast Cancer survivor. My work on the quilt was done with great love and appreciation with thoughts of the many survivors, those going through cancer treatment and people no longer with us.”
She shared that the many colors throughout the quilt represent the various forms of cancer. “I believe that donating this quilt to raise funds for breast cancer will help people who need help with their treatment. I hope folks who see quilt will see love that went into making this quilt.”
Sandy’s work took five days to cutout and two months to piece together. The quilt will be on display at Capital City Health Club, State Capitol, Sewing Palace and other quilt shops across the state. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10 and available at Capital City Health Club, from Race committee members and by calling 406-495-9337.
This year marks the 19th time the Race will be held. In the past 18 years, Komen Montana has distributed grants totaling $1,366,981, across Montana. One of the biggest barriers for people living in Montana can be the access to mammograms; therefore, grants have focused on providing free mammograms or clinical breast exams to women in impoverished, rural areas.