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Runners/walkers race in bedazzled bras to fight breast cancer

April 26, 2016

Carolyn Scofield
Phone: 504-247-1443
cscofiel@tulane.edu

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

WHAT:  Dressed in their finest pink bras, participants in the Pink Bra Run 2016 will race along the levee from Algiers Point to Gretna and back. The event is being held just in time for Mother’s Day as a way to raise awareness and research funds for the fight against breast cancer. Proceeds from the 5K will benefit Tulane Cancer Center and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

WHERE: 545 Patterson Rd., Algiers Point (On the levee across from the Old Point Bar)

WHY: The American Cancer Society estimates more than 246,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women this year and more than 40,000 women will die from the disease. In Louisiana, more than 3,400 new cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2016 and the disease will claim more than 600 lives.

MORE: The race organizer is available for interviews in his pink bedazzled bra. For more information, click here. To register for the Pink Bra Run, visit this site. You can also make donations here.

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000 website@tulane.edu