Race for the Cure with Siteman

Last year, more than 50,000 people participated in the Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure — raising more than $1.2 million for breast cancer education, screening, treatment and support programs in the metro area.

And you can help increase this year’s numbers by joining the Siteman Cancer Center race team.

The seventh annual Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure will be held June 18 in downtown St. Louis. Participants can select one of several race options, including a competitive 5K run, a noncompetitive 5K run/walk or a fun run.

During last year’s race, the Siteman Cancer Center fielded the race’s third-largest team. Those who join the Siteman team this year will receive Komen and Siteman T-shirts, along with the chance to win prizes like $500 or round-trip airline tickets.

To sign up as a Siteman team member, visit the Komen St. Louis Web site at komenstlouis.org — and select team No. 1952 — by May 31.

Applicants can also request entry forms by calling 747-7222 or (800) 600-3606. The registration fee is $20.

Race packets for team members will be available for pickup in the Center for Advanced Medicine the week of June 13.