The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the world’s largest, most successful fundraising and education event for breast cancer. Race for the Cure® truly makes an impact, with 100 percent of the net proceeds allocated to our mission:
• 75 percent of the net income stays in our community to help fund local programs offering breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment.
• The remaining 25 percent goes toward Susan G. Komen® Research and Training Grants program.
In addition to raising funds for the breast cancer movement, Race for the Cure® also increases awareness, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.
They need volunteers to help on race day, Saturday October 7th at Black & Veatch, 11401 Lamar Ave, Overland Park. Below is the list of volunteer jobs and a link to sign up!
*Environmental Team – Expo Area Set up trash boxes and monitor them in Expo area, replace trash bags when full and take bags to dumpsters. Pick up trash. Vinyl gloves will be provided.
October 7, 2017 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM 13 volunteers needed
*Environmental Team – Race Route Walk the route cleaning up after walkers and runners, then pick up the bagged trash along the route throwing the trash bags into the trash truck. Also, do a walk through parking lot areas to make sure they are cleared of trash. Vinyl gloves will be provided, but you are welcome to bring work gloves.
October 7, 2017 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM 6 volunteers needed
*Muscle Men for the Cure Help in all areas of the Expo. Must be willing to lift heavy items, be able to go in different directions at a given time, be able to make the human chain for the survivors to walk through at a designated time from the survivors’ area to the stage area.
October 7, 2017 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM 16 volunteers needed
October 7, 2017 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM 18 volunteers needed
*Parking Lot Attendants Monitor pedestrians as they make their way through the parking lot and while crossing the road to the race and Expo area. There will be 3 attendants per crossing area.
October 7, 2017 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM 19 volunteers needed
*Tear Down – Expo Area & Race Signs Will help dismantle and pack up the Expo area, as well as remove race signs along the course. May include lifting and carrying heavy boxes or items. Will also monitor trash boxes in Expo area, replace trash bags when full and take bags to dumpsters. Vinyl gloves will be provided.
October 7, 2017 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM 40 volunteers needed