Community members are invited to join Barbara Ireland, her family and hundreds of other champions of breast cancer as they rally at the 20th Annual Barbara Ireland Walk and Run for Breast Cancer, Saturday, March 21, at Chase Palm Park in Santa Barbara. The walk begins at 8:30 a.m., rain or shine.

The Barbara Ireland Walk and Run offers three course options – a 5K, 10K and 15K, all along Santa Barbara’s waterfront. The goal of the walk is to raise $50,000 for breast cancer research and programs in Santa Barbara.

All funds raised from event registration fees and pledges benefit local breast cancer research and programs at the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center at Sansum Clinic.

The programs include clinical research, which provides access to cutting-edge therapies in the Santa Barbara community; genetic counseling, which provides patients with the chance to determine their genetic risk for cancer and possibly have their treatment modified as a result; and navigation, which offers patients a consistent care coordinator during their experience with breast cancer.

Registration is open now at Registration fee is $50 for adults through Feb. 29, $60 from March 1-21. The cost for children 12 and under is $20. Participants who raise $100 or more will have their registration fees waived.

Participants are encouraged to register individually or as a team. The team that raises the most money will have its name engraved on the Pink Ribbon Barbara Ireland Walk trophy. An award will also be given to the largest team and the Spirit Award will be given to the participant who is dressed most festively.

For more information, contact Stephanie Carlyle, 805-898-2116 or visit

Special thanks to sponsors: Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, Santa Barbara Independent, Noozhawk, Fitness with Rachel, Music with Bonnie, Lovebird, The Berry Man, and Revitalash.

To learn more, visit the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, or the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center,