Registration for the 29th annual Especially for You® (EFY) Race Against Breast Cancer is now open at www.especiallyforyourace.org. Race day is Sunday, Oct. 6.
Team registration is open through Sept. 9. Individuals may register up until 7:30 a.m. on race day. Reduced pricing is offered for those who register early. Race organizers expect more than 15,000 registrations this year.
The race proceeds provide financial assistance for breast-care and gynecological cancer services to local individuals in need. The EFY Fund now covers breast, ovarian, uterine, cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancer services at participating local medical providers. The EFY fund has helped more than 10,000 individuals with access to more than 21,000 services.
Co-founders of the race are Mercy Medical Center and General Mills. Those who register for the race receive an EFY T-shirt and a General Mills goodie bag. This year’s race T-shirt color is maroon, as determined by the outcome of public voting from the EFY website and social media sites.
The race and the fund are dedicated to the memory of Sandy Knight, a Whittier resident and General Mills employee who died of breast cancer in July 1991. She helped organize Mercy’s Especially For You After Breast Cancer Support Group. Her dream was to establish a race to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and education.
For more information, visit www.especiallyforyourace.org or call the EFY race line at (319) 398-6582.