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Kara Sewell: $19 Race Registration Special

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Susan G. Komen is drastically dropping their race registration prices to $19 hoping it will encourage people to sign up early.

The race is this fall but to celebrate their 19th year in the Tri-State and ‘Think Pink’ partnership with FOX19 NOW they’re offering the discount until March 31st.

Kids are only $10!

This is Komen’s biggest fundraiser of the year and I am thrilled to be the Honorary Chair; it kicks off Saturday evening September 24th at Cincinnati Riverfront on Mehring Way.

The Expo will open at 4 p.m. that day and I will announce the start of the race at 6 p.m., the walk gets underway at 6:15 p.m. 

I feel fortunate no one in my family has had breast cancer but I’m certain we all know someone who has been impacted by this disease. Kim Setty, a dear colleague at my prior TV station in Kansas lost her fight in 2012.

Kim was a light in the newsroom who was an excellent story teller. Her husband and two children were devastated when after three years in remission the cancer returned.

Folks in the newsroom could not believe this bubbly persona was sick, she just carried on like she did when she was healthy.

Kim managed to work gracefully while losing her hair, balancing treatment and family life. It was during her noon newscast (she had anchored for 15 years) and I made the announcement she passed away.

I later took over for her as noon show anchor and promised before she died I would try to not lose a single viewer (she laughed). I carry her spirit with me even in the newsroom today trying to be a compassionate and hardworking colleague that would make her proud.

I hope you all have the chance to meet someone like Kim Setty during your life and spread their joy.

A portion of the money collected during fundraising is donated to research and I learned during Thursday night’s ‘Power of the Promise’ that many labs struggle to stay open because grant funding is low nationwide.

Imagine being on the brink of something that could change the way we treat breast cancer only to run out of money.

With that being said I’m asking you to register to help us find a cure and raise money that stays in the Tri-State. And what better time than now with such a low $19 cost.

Registration goes up to $30 on April 1st.
 
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