What is the Race for the Cure?
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created. Funds raised during the Komen Race for the Cure Series support the Komen vision of a world without breast cancer. The Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen coordinates a Race event at Fashion Island, Newport Beach. At the 25th annual Orange County Race for the Cure 14,000 participants raised $1.8 million making it one of the largest participatory, charity event of its kind in our County.
The purpose of The Pink Cheer Zone:
We want every participant at the Race for the Cure to feel inspired throughout the entire event and encouraged while they run or walk the 5K and 1 mile course. The Pink Cheer Zone provides a much needed boost along the 5k course and a well-deserved celebratory moment at the finish line for all.
Pink Cheer Zone Volunteer Recruitment:
We need loud, proud, enthusiastic cheerers! We will have a total of 500 Pink Cheer Zone volunteers to cheer for Race participants: 350 in a designated spot on the course, and 150 at the finish line. "VolunCheers" should be ages 12 and up, and groups should have a minimum of 1 chaperone per 10 youths. Every participant and group leader MUST sign up as a volunteer online. We provide instructions regarding on-line volunteer sign-up.
6:30 AM to 11:30 AM (Finish Line location) on Sunday, September 24, 2017. The course is in the area surrounding Fashion Island in Newport Beach.
What to wear:
PINK! From head to toe if possible, but at least from the waist up. Be creative! Ideas include pink:
. face paint
. pom poms
. feather boas
What to bring:
Plan on it being hot, so bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, etc. We encourage you to bring your own food and sports drinks in small coolers. We will provide water. "VolunCheers" are encouraged to make posters to encourage the runners and walkers.
6:30 AM -Check in
6:45AM - Pep Talk
7:15AM - 1 st 5K Race begins*
8:00 AM - Kids One-Mile Fun Run & Walk begins*
9:45AM - 2 nd 5K Race begins*
11:30 AM - Volunteer duties complete
* "VolunCheers" are required to remain in position at their assigned location for all three races.
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 12
- 5 hours
- One adult chaperone per 10 youths for those aged 12-18.