Beyond Pink Team: A Network of Support

posted by on Friday, September 18, 2015

The Beyond Pink Team has been working locally since 1988 as a collaborative effort of area hospitals and other health organizations to increase mammography utilization and to provide breast cancer support groups.  Today, they are working to prevent breast cancer, a higher quality of breast cancer care, and providing services and financial support to women and men living with breast cancer.  They go BEYOND advocating and educating others about breast cancer and are constantly working to make a real difference both locally and nationally.

The Beyond Pink Teams hosts a number of support groups for cancer survivors in many different situations.  The meetings are non obligatory and welcome to all.

Their website offers options of emotional care, physical care, medical care, and screening for prevention. Visit their website to see all they offer:  www.cedarvalleybreastcancer.org

Pink Ribbon Run

Cedar Falls Community Main Street will host the ninth annual "Pink Ribbon Run" in downtown Cedar Falls on Saturday, October 3rd. The event is open to runners and walkers and will start & finish in front of the Cedar Falls Library. All proceeds from the run will benefit the Northeast Iowa Community Foundation's Beyond Pink T.E.A.M. Awards will be presented for various age groups as well as overall male and female winners. 

Race Day Schedule

7-8AM: Registration, check in & packet pick up (packet pickup is also available Friday, October 2, 5-7 PM at the Cedar Falls Community Center)

8AM: Opening ceremony & race begins

9AM: Panera bagels & coffee, door prizes, testimonials

9:30AM: Race results & awards

Registration for the 5K can be found here: https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=122029

TEAMS (groups of 10 or more) will be given a reserved location in front of the Community Center to gather for pre & post race festivities, weather permitting.  Fell free to arrive early to "decorate" your spot.  Email pinkribbonruncf@gmail.com to reserve your team’s spot!

Keepsake Trail Marker

This year there is also the option of ordering a Keepsake Trail Marker.  You do not have to be registered for the race in order to purchase one.  These yard signs are $30 and can be personalized with the name of someone you would like to honor or remember.  After the race, you have the option of keeping the sign or donating it to be placed on the course from year to year.  To order your sign, mark the box on the registration form or contact the Community Main Street office.

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