Breast Cancer Walk set for early October
Registration has begun for the fourth annual Stutsman Harley-Davidson Breast Cancer Walk scheduled for Oct. 2. Deb Quick, administrative assistant at Stutsman Harley-Davidson, said the registration fee is $20 for the 2010 five-mile Breast Cancer ...
Registration has begun for the fourth annual Stutsman Harley-Davidson Breast Cancer Walk scheduled for Oct. 2.
Deb Quick, administrative assistant at Stutsman Harley-Davidson, said the registration fee is $20 for the 2010 five-mile Breast Cancer Walk, with all proceeds going to the local Women's Way. In previous years, that was the total amount of the donation to the cause.
However this year, Quick said, a touch of competition has been added. A support envelope is being given to each participant at registration, which is at the Stutsman Harley-Davidson store. The participant can collect donations from friends and neighbors, returning the envelope on the day of the walk.
"If the person gets support of $100 or more, we'll give them the option of getting their $20 registration fee back," she said. "We're encouraging early registration so a person can get an envelope and start getting support."
The participant raising the most in donations wins a Pink Label jogging suit valued at $100. And any participant purchasing a piece from the Pink Label clothing line at the store on walk day can take 20 percent off an item from the special display of Pink Label jewelry.
"We carry Pink Label and we're partnered with the Network of Strength so 10 percent of the purchase price on clothing goes back to them," Quick said. "Harley-Davidson is a strong supporter for breast cancer awareness and its survivors. Nationwide, Harley-Davidson has donated well over $100,000 to breast cancer awareness this year."
Women's Way, which will receive the walk's proceeds, provides financial help for breast and cervical cancer screenings.
"Because this is the first year of getting additional support we don't know how much will be going to Women's Way," she said. "We hope it will be a lot."
The day begins at 11 a.m. with the walk, which Quick said she's trying to keep easy and accessible. Nor does a participant have to walk all five miles.
The walk starts and ends at Stutsman Harley-Davidson. Each participant gets a "goodie bag" with lots of information and women-related items.
"The theme is 'Take Care of Yourself,'" she said.
Lunch is tacos-in-a-bag provided by Stutsman Harley-Davidson. Dawn McCarty, digital mammographer at Jamestown Hospital, will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.
"We have quite a bit going on after the walk," she said.
About 40 local businesses have donated items all geared to women for door prizes. Quick said the items range from a $100 hair care package, candles, massages and movie tickets, to fitness memberships, a bottle of wine, golfing packages and a pink camo hoodie.
"The door prizes all have to do with promoting wellness," she said. "The businesses have been phenomenal."
Quick said for those who can't get to the store to register, she'll be happy to deliver the registration information. Call her at 252-5271. She's also encouraging local businesses to send at least one employee to do the walk, with the rest of the employees donating to the support envelope.
And the walk will take place, Quick said, rain or shine -- or even a snowstorm. Last year 30 intrepid walkers participated during an early October snowstorm.
"I've seen pictures of them walking through the blizzard with only their eyeballs showing," she said.
Sun reporter Toni Pirkl can
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