Family Events at the Komen OC Race for the Cure

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OC families are  invited to join more than 30,000 advocates and survivors in the local fight against breast cancer at the 19th annual Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 26 at Fashion Island in Newport Beach.

The Komen Orange County Race for the Cure is Southern California’s largest and most anticipated fundraising event that supports local breast health education and awareness programs, medical services for low-income women and breast cancer research.

This year there are two fun family events at the race that I wanted to share with you!

Race Day Schedule

The 2010 Komen Orange County Race for the Cure will take place Sunday, Sept. 26, beginning with a Wellness Expo from 6:30 a.m. until noon.  At 9 a.m., breast cancer survivors will be recognized for their triumph over the disease at a special tribute in their honor. Three separate races, which will begin on Newport Center Drive at Santa Barbara Drive, are as follows:

5K Run/Walk – 7:30 AM

One-Mile Fun Walk – 8:00 AM {Bring your kids, strollers & walk with the entire family!}

5K Run/Walk – 9:45 AM

The event’s Wellness Expo will feature the KidsZone, where parents and kids can participate in crafts, interactive games and various other fun children’s activities. The KidsZone is sponsored by, and will be located at the corner of San Clemente and Santa Cruz.

Here are just a few of the fun activities planned for this year’s KidsZone!

Home Depot Plant-a-Pot * Hollywood Glamour Girls trailer * Rock climbing “Mt. Komen” * Face painting
“Mad Science” activities *CHP motorcycles

Online registration at is now closed, but walk-in registration will be available at the Komen Race Registration Suite at Fashion Island (lower level next to Barnes & Noble and the food court) today from 4pm – 8pm and tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Visit or call 714-957-9157 for more information.

On Race day, Sept. 26, walk-in registration will be available adjacent to Pacific Life at 6:30 a.m.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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New KidsZone This Year!

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Hello mamas!  Happy Monday!   For anyone attending this Sunday’s Race for the Cure, there is a new addition called KidsZone offering lots of fun for the whole family!   Please forward this post to any families you know going!

Here are the details:

“Families attending the 2009 Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure on Sunday, Sept. 27 can look forward to pink ribbon face painting, rock climbing, a movile video game theater and other games and activities for kids and their parents at the Race KidsZone, sponsored by

The KidsZone is located at San Clemente Drive and Santa Cruz Drive in the Wellness Expo and will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Featured activities include a rock wall, Kari Ivey Face & Body Painting, Hollywood Glamour Girls trailer, glitter tattoos provided by Foxy Faces by Naomi, Game Truck mobile video game theater, Gymboree Play & Music, Young Chefs Academy, KidsArt, The Home Depot kids workshop, and a handful of games by

Families are invited to stop by the KidsZone for continued festivities after they complete the course, or in between the 7:30 and 9:45 5K walks. Parents must accompany their children in the KidsZone.

“Our KidsZone promotes a fun and safe play environment for the thousands of kids who come each year,” said Marica Pendjer, chair of the 2009 Race. “Our annual Race for the Cure is certainly a family event – one where we can all join together in fun and celebration – because breast cancer affects not just women, but the families and friends who love and support them.”

The 2009 Orange County Race for the Cure is Sunday, Sept. 27 at Fashion Island, 700 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and the first 5K run/walk begins at 7:30 a.m. For more information and to register before the event, visit, or call 714-957-9157.”

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