The second annual Cheryl Diamond SB 5K Cancer Schlep: Breast, Ovarian & Prostate Cancer Run/Walk will kick off, rain or shine, 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 at Leadbetter Beach. All ages are welcome at this family friendly event.
The inaugural race took place in 2011 in New York City, becoming a one-of-a-kind BRCA genetic testing awareness event that consistently attracts more than 400 participants of all ages.
The Jan. 29 event will be the second annual Santa Barbara 5K Cancer Schlep, which continues to fight cancer both locally and globally.
Proceeds benefit the Santa Barbara Resource Center and Rabin Medical Center’s BRA Multidisciplinary Clinic, which provides screening and support services for people who carry mutated BRCA genes associated with a high risk of developing breast, ovarian and prostate cancers.
County Supervisor Das Williams will present awards to the top runners.
While all women have the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, about one in 500 women in the U.S. carry the BRCA gene mutation. If either parent has a BRCA gene mutation, there is a 50% chance of the child having the same gene mutation, greatly increasing one’s chance to get breast, ovarian or prostate cancer.
Screening for these mutations is vital as it enables the earliest possible detection which significantly improves survival rates.
Local event corporate sponsors include: Breast Cancer Resource Center, Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, American Self Storage, Edhat Santa Barbara, UCSB Hillel, The Spungen Foundation, UCLA Health, Chabad of Santa Barbara, Community Shul of Montecito and Santa Barbara, Sol Wave Water, RiseUp Fitness, Kona Ice, Diamond Bakery of LA, and Congregation B’nai B’rith.
Established in 1995, American Friends of Rabin Medical Center (AFRMC) is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports Rabin Medical Center, Israel’s leading hospital.
Rabin Medical Center advances peace and wellbeing in Israel by providing the highest level of care to all patients, regardless of ethnicity, religion or socio-economic background.
Through a variety of events and programs across the U.S., AFRMC supports advancing charitable, educational, and scientific purposes at the hospital.
For more, call 212-279-2522 or email AFRMC@AFRMC.ORG.