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Home > Mercy News > Especially for You® Race raises more than $376,000 for EFY fund
Published on October 07, 2012
The 2012 Especially For You® Race Against Breast Cancer, on Sun., Oct. 7 was one of the largest in race history, with 15,250 people registering.
Proceeds from race registrations go to the Especially for You fund. This year, more than $376,000 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 2011, the Especially for You fund was able to help 629 individuals receive 889 services right here in Linn County.
General Mills and Mercy Medical Center are co-founders of the race, which includes a 5K run, 5K walk and a one-mile family fun walk.
The Especially for You Race has experienced tremendous growth since the first race, in 1991, when 1,078 participated.
Race results will be posted at www.especiallyforyourace.org later this week.