National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a fitting time to let local runners and walkers know that discounted "Early Bird" registration is available through Dec. 31 for the 2013 Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure.
The annual event, which will be headquartered on Flagstaff Hill at Schenley Park in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill South neighborhood next May 12 normally costs $30 (5,000-meter timed run) and $25 (untimed events) for non-breast-cancer-surviving adults.
But "Early Birds" can knock $5 off of all registration fees. A full list of normal fees is available here.
According to a news release, over 250,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, and over 40,000 will die from it.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Pittsburgh serves a 30-county region in western and central Pennsylvania, and the Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure raises funds to directly meet the needs of breast cancer sufferers—diagnosis, treatment, et al.—in that region.
Click here for a list of Komen Pittsburgh's grant recipients. These organizations are being funded to provide life-saving breast health services for underserved and uninsured women and men.