Pink Ribbon Run 2021 Important Update:
After much consideration and conversation, and in the best interest of our participants and race staff, we have decided that the 2021 Pink Ribbon Run will be a virtual race. This was a tough decision, but we cannot justify hosting a large-scale event this spring with the threat of Covid-19 still looming strong..
Our charity partner, the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, has also decided to modify their annual spring events for 2021, as have many other organizations.
Participation in the virtual Pink Ribbon Run will be free with an optional shirt for purchase, as well as the option to give a donation to the Vera Bradley Foundation. Sign up for the 2-mile walk or the 4-mile run and submit your results on the race page upon completion. The race distance can be completed any time from Saturday, May 1, to Monday, May 31. You must submit your results on the official race RunSignUp page and you may only submit results once. Results must be submitted on or before May 31.
As it has since 2014, the Pink Ribbon Run will benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer, which raises funds for breast cancer research to find a cure and to improve the lives of the many affected by this disease. Vera Bradley’s co-founders began raising funds after the loss of a dear friend to the disease in 1993. The Foundation has contributed $36 million to the Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Center is focused on developing and dramatically improving therapies for some of the most difficult-to-treat types of breast cancer, including triple negative breast cancer. Funds are raised through special events, partner events and individual donations. Learn more about the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer at www.verabradley.org.
Three Rivers Running Company has teamed up with the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer research to help raise funds for life-saving research at the Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Vera Bradley Co-founders Barbara Bradley Baekgaard and Patricia R. Miller began raising funds for breast cancer research in 1993 after the loss of their dear friend, Mary Sloan. Since then, their genuine commitment to this cause has evolved into the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer is focused solely on investing in breast cancer research. Currently, the Foundation funds research at the Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis.
Only in the Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research are researchers able to pinpoint the perfect drug or drugs to fight breast tumors and sync this knowledge with each woman’s genetic and personal profile. It’s exciting for us to know that this work—that will impact care everywhere—is only possible because of funding from the Vera Bradley Foundation.
Monogrammed Medicine is unique because researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine are designing therapies that consider both the genetics of the tumor and the woman it has invaded. Researchers are learning how to predict and adjust if a patient lacks a critical enzyme to metabolize a drug, or if the antacid she takes interferes with treatment effectiveness, or if the treatment will be too toxic for her to withstand. Threading these intricate strands of information means that the breast cancer therapy prescribed is hers and hers alone. It’s Monogrammed Medicine. Together with donors, event participants, and volunteers, we hope for a future free from breast cancer.
Let’s work together to end breast cancer, one stride at a time.
The 2021 Pink Ribbon Run will be a virtual race. Participation in the virtual race is free with an optional race shirt for purchase. Proceeds from the shirt sales will benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. Sign up for the virtual race here.
Address: 4039 North Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Race shirts can be picked up at Three Rivers Running Company in June after the virtual race is completed.
For information about becoming a sponsor, please contact us at 260-496-8000 or Lynn@3riversrunning.com.