Monday, October 18, 2010

Register for the Breast Cancer Marathon

Register for the Breast Cancer Marathon
Support the end of breast cancer in our lifetime!
2011 Registration is Open!
Join us as we head back to the beach on Sunday, February 13, 2011 for the Fourth Annual 26.2 with Donna The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer. Register online today or download our 2011 Registration Form and take advantage of early registration fees.
Marathon Registration Fee
Entry by 6/30/10: $75
Entry 07/01/10 - 10/31/10: $95
Entry 11/01/10 - 2/12/11: $125
Half Marathon Registration Fee
Entry by 6/30/10: $55
Entry 07/01/10 - 10/31/10: $75
Entry 11/01/10 - 2/12/11: $95
Relay Team Registration Fee (Team of Five)
Presented by Bristol-Myers Squibb
Entry by 10/31/10: $250
Entry 11/01/10 - 2/12/11: $300
5K and Family Fun Run

5K entry by 2/12/11: $20
5K entry day of race: $25
Family Fun Run entry: $15

CEO Marathon Challenge
CEO Challenge entry: $250*
*Eligibility: Must be a C-Level Executive (CEO, COO, CFO, President, Owner) of a company with at least $1 million in annual gross revenue to take part.

How do I know if I am registered?
You will receive an e-mail confirming your race registration. We will not send separate confirmation cards. To confirm your registration, you may search online.
As a Team Captain, how can I review a list of my team members?
You will receive an e-mail alert as someone registers for your team. To review your team's registrations, you may login and review online.
As the only national m dedicated to raising money to fight breast cancer, 100% of proceeds and raised funds will go to bench top breast cancer research at Mayo Clinic and care through the The Donna Foundation, an organization dedicated to funding the needs of men and women with breast cancer.


Breast cancer lobbying by marathon

Pat Riviere-Seel had run three marathons, countless half-marathons, ate lots of fruits and vegetables, was the walking picture of health.

“I was one of those people who weren’t supposed to get breast cancer,” said Riviere-Seel, who had worked as a reporter and lobbyist before turning her full attention to poetry writing in recent years.

“I do everything right. I eat healthy, I’m a runner, I take care of myself, my weight is very good. Sometimes besides all your best efforts, these things happen.”

What happened was during Riviere-Seel’s annual physical exam in January, her doctor found a lump in her left breast. A biopsy determined it was breast cancer. A subsequent breast MRI found another lump in her right breast, which was benign.

“I decided to get rid of both breasts,” Riviere-Seel said. “I thought, this is ridiculous. I can’t live the rest of my life worrying if this cancer will come back.”

She had the double mastectomy on March 9.

“I know it sounds crazy, but I was fully relaxed. I knew whatever happened would be OK.”

Riviere-Seel credits the love and support of her husband, Ed Seel, and her faith, with getting her through the ordeal. She had breast reconstruction surgery earlier this summer and said today she is cancer-free.

Riviere-Seel, the author of “The Serial Killer’s Daughter” and “No Turning Back Now,” and is Associate Editor of Asheville Poetry Review, said she has already started to weave her experience with breast cancer into her poetry.

“It has renewed my faith. It gave me an increased appreciation for every single day I have,” she said. “It’s brought me back to my Christian roots in a way that I’ve gotten away from. I have a new appreciation of friends and poets and writers. I think cancer will change me in ways that I’m still discovering.”


Lobbying Activist for Breast cancer

An United States Cancer Society walk Sunday along the Cincinnati riverfront raised $525,000 for breast cancer prevention, treatment, cure research and lobbying efforts.

More than 10,000 community members participated in the annual five-mile walk, called Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The event honored breast cancer survivors, raised funds and provided educational information about the disease.

"The people who walked with us today moved us closer to a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays," said Dr. Brad Davis, the board president of the ACS's Hamilton County unit, in a press release.

Donations still can be made by calling 800-227-2345 or visiting