Preparing for the 9th Annual Liz Hurley Ribbon Run | Community Spirit
9th annual Liz Hurley Ribbon Run features a record 6,000 participants!
Presented by Huntsville Hospital Foundation and Huntsville Track Club
The Liz Hurley Ribbon Run, benefiting the Liz Hurley Breast Cancer Fund at Huntsville Hospital Foundation, unites our community as runners from across North Alabama and beyond rally together in the fight against breast cancer. Proceeds will be used to provide enhancements for mammography machines at the Huntsville Hospital Breast Center, and a digital breast mammography machine at the Breast Center’s new satellite location on the Madison Hospital campus.
What’s Happening Friday Evening, Oct. 19
Location: Valley Bend at Jones Farm Shopping Center (Carl T. Jones Dr.)
- Packet Pick-up & Race Expo until 7:00 pm: purchase breast cancer awareness items, the 2012 Ribbon Run poster featuring artist René Stubblefield’s original painting; also Fleet Feet Sports runners’ merchandise on sale)
- Luminary Display from 5:00 until 7:00 pm: featuring more than 1,000 pink luminaries purchased in honor of and in memory of those who have battled breast cancer.
- Pink Fire Trucks from 4:00 until 7:00 pm: Guardians of the Ribbon and the Pink Heals Tour started in 2007 to help people battling cancer. Their special pink fire trucks travel across the county to raise breast cancer awareness and will be making a stop at the Ribbon Run Expo Friday evening. Visit www.pinkfiretrucks.org for more information.
- Drink Special at Mezza Luna: Purchase a Pink Ribbon Martini for $5 and Mezza Luna will donate $1 to the Liz Hurley Ribbon Run.
What’s Happening Saturday, Oct. 20
Location: 5K races start near corner of Adams St. & Lowe Ave. (Survivors’ Walk @ Hsv Middle School track)
- Men’s 5K race at 7:30 am (NEW TIME)
- Women’s 5K race at 9:00 am
- Highlight & Special Photo Opportunities: the start line prior to the Women’s 5K. App. 4,500 of the participants are in this race and it is a sight to behold – it’s a sea of pink, and very heartwarming and exciting! Arrive between 8:40 and 8:45, and we’ll give you a great vantage point from the speakers’ podium for photos and video.
- Survivors’ Walk at 10:00 am
- Very touching; hundreds of survivors and their families will walk 3 laps around the track which is lined with the pink luminaries from the night before; the rest of the crowd cheers them on.
- Other activities: Moonbounce, face painting, music, pink tractor autographed by survivors and friends
A record 6,000 runners are registered for the 9th annual Liz Hurley Ribbon Run, and we anticipate a crowd of more than 10,000 attendees at the event (runners, walkers, breast cancer survivors, sponsors, families and friends)! There will be countless photo and interview opportunities. More than 300 teams are participating – most with clever team names and t-shirts – in addition to 1,500 individuals.
Anyone interested in supporting the 2012 Liz Hurley Ribbon Run can still do so by visiting lizhurleyribbonrun.org and making an online donation OR they can mail a donation to Huntsville Hospital Foundation (101 Sivley Road, Huntsville, AL 35801). We appreciate the support of our friends from across the Tennessee Valley!
What is the Liz Hurley Breast Cancer Fund?
The Liz Hurley Breast Cancer Fund was established in 1999 by Liz Hurley, breast cancer survivor and award-winning broadcast journalist at WAFF Channel 48. More than $2 million has been raised to support programs that create awareness about breast cancer and to purchase equipment for breast cancer diagnosis. Charitable contributions to the Liz Hurley Breast Cancer Fund may be made in honor of breast cancer survivors or in memory of those who lost their battle with the disease.
What is Huntsville Hospital Foundation?
Huntsville Hospital Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, established in 1978 as the fundraising arm of Huntsville Hospital. The Foundation works to strengthen relationships between the hospital and the community. As a partner in the hospital’s continuing growth, the Foundation accepts gifts – both individual and corporate – on the hospital’s behalf and works to fund both present and future equipment and program needs.
For more information, please call the Foundation at (256) 265-8077 or visit our website at www.huntsvillehospital.org/foundation.