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Home > Mercy News > Largest-ever Especially for You® Race raises $375,000 for EFY fund
Published on October 02, 2011
The 2011 Especially For You® Race Against Breast Cancer, on Sun., Oct. 2, turned out to be the largest in the event’s 21-year history, with 15,792 people registering. That compares to the previous high of 15,464 in 2010.
Proceeds from race registrations go to the Especially for You fund. This year, more than $375,000 in registrations was raised for the fund, which provides mammography and other breast-care services for area women and men who cannot otherwise afford them. In its 21-year history, the race has surpassed $2.1 million in total fundraising. In 2010, the Especially for You fund was able to help 605 individuals receive 831 services right here in Linn County.
General Mills and Mercy Medical Center are co-founders of the race, which includes a 5K run and walk and a one-mile family fun walk. Men participate non-competitively in the 5K run.
The Especially for You Race has experienced tremendous growth since the first race in 1991 when 1,078 people participated.
Total registrants: At least 15,792
Race results will be posted at www.especiallyforyourace.org on Mon., Oct. 3.