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Coeur d’Alene Race for the Cure goes virtual

| August 11, 2020 1:00 AM

COEUR d’ALENE — Susan G. Komen Idaho Montana announced Monday the 2020 Coeur d’Alene Race for the Cure will be held virtually this year. Originally planned for Sept. 20 at North Idaho College, the event will now take place virtually.

“As an organization dedicated to saving lives, it is so important to protect the health of our participants, many of whom are breast cancer survivors or are currently in treatment for the disease. Therefore, we will be leveraging technology this year to ensure we can walk together — even if we can’t be together — because breast cancer is not canceled,” a press release said.

Komen noted that the Race for the Cure serves two important purposes — it is a fundraiser that fuels Komen’s breast cancer research and patient support efforts, and it provides all those touched by breast cancer a sense of being a part of a large compassionate community committed to making a difference in the fight against breast cancer.

“We believe we can preserve the sense of community through this new virtual fundraising race, even though we will be racing where we are,” added Jodi Weak, executive director. “The added benefit of this new virtual experience is that people who previously couldn’t attend in-person due to their health or scheduling conflicts, will now be able to participate and be part of the community of hope.”