Welcome Walkers and Runners!
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.
The Pink Ribbon Run will feature a 4-mile run and 2-mile walk on the Lutheran Hospital campus. All proceeds will benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.
Let’s work together to end breast cancer, one stride at a time.
Saturday, May 9th 2020
Lutheran Hospital Campus, Fort Wayne, IN
4 mile run, 2 mile walk
9:00 am for both races
Awards will follow the completion of the 4 mile run
Address: 4039 North Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Packet pickup will take place at Three Rivers Running Company located at 4039 N. Clinton St. in Fort Wayne, IN on Friday, May 8th. Packet pickup for race day will take place at Lutheran Hospital.
Friday (May 8th) 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday (May 9th) 8:00am to 8:45am
For information about becoming a sponsor, please contact us at 260-496-8000 or Lynn@3riversrunning.com.