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Home > Mercy News > Especially for You® Race raises more than $370,000 for EFY fund
Published on October 13, 2013
More than 15,100 people participated in the 2013 Especially For You® Race Against Breast Cancer on Sunday, Oct. 13 at Mercy Medical Center.
Proceeds from race registrations go to the Especially for You fund. This year, more than $370,000 in registrations was raised for the fund, which provides mammography and other breast-care services for area individuals who cannot otherwise afford them. In 2012, the Especially for You fund was able to help 773 people receive more than 1,000 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 people participated.