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Promenade Temecula’s Race for the Cure — Susan G. Komen Inland Empire has total Southwest Riverside support for Breast Cancer Awareness in October

Susan G. Komen Inland Empire Chapter - Breast Cancer Run (c) Crispin Courtenay

Susan G. Komen Inland Empire Chapter – Breast Cancer Run (c) Crispin Courtenay

On Sunday, October 20, over 8,000 Temecula Valley and Southwest Riverside residents showed up in force at Promenade Temecula to Race for the Cure — for Breast Cancer Awareness, and raising money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Inland Empire chapter.

Racers line up at Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Racers line up at Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

And they're off at Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

And they’re off at Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Dressing in shades of pink, Teams drew attention to their cause with enthusiasm, wigs, face and body paint, and cheers.

Cheering squad at Promenade Temecula Race for the Cure Susan G. Komen Inland Empire (c) Crispin Courtenay

Cheering squad at Promenade Temecula Race for the Cure Susan G. Komen Inland Empire (c) Crispin Courtenay

Promenade Temecula Race for the Cure Susan G. Komen Inland Empire (c) Crispin Courtenay

Promenade Temecula Race for the Cure Susan G. Komen Inland Empire (c) Crispin Courtenay

Cheering and supporting one another is part of the message of Susan G. Komen’s foundation toward finding the cure to breast cancer. As was said by many, “Breast cancer cure would open the door toward cures to all forms of cancer.”

READ: SOUTH COAST WINERY’s Wild Women of Wine Country kick off October’s Susan B. Komen Inland Empire events 

Temecula Police Department on hand at Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Temecula Police Department on hand at Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

The well-laid out course was managed by Temecula Valley Police Department, on hand to enforce runners had a safe and happy experience at Promenade Temecula’s Susan G. Komen’s race for the cure.

Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

The race began at the Promenade Temecula lot, and circled around, between Margarita and Overland roads. A 5k, racers ran, walked the 5k course.

READ: Promenade Temecula’s Race for the Cure Map 

Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Friends supporting friends, family supporting family, the Race for the Cure is all about finding and funding the cure, reminding others about the importance of early detection, screening, and reminders to self-check monthly.

Fathers and daughters Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Fathers and daughters Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Wearing pink Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Wearing pink Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

yeah, he has that Pink Swag at Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

yeah, he has that Pink Swag at Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Racers brought along service dogs and well mannered pets for the 5k Susan G. Komen Foundation Race for the cure.

People and Pets Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

People and Pets Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

People and Pets run for cure Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

People and Pets run for cure Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Whether teams came up with clever taglines and names, such as “Jogging for Jugs,” wore matching costumes or wigs, or outlandish accessories, such as this gas-mask wearing runner, all was to draw attention to the cause of Breast Cancer awareness month.

Gas mask wearing runner Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Gas mask wearing runner Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

All ages running for the cure Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

All ages running for the cure Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Costumed Runner Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Costumed Runner Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Team running for Jugs at Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Team running for Jugs at Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

When racers tired toward the end, the Chaparral, Great Oaks, and Temecula Valley High School Cheerleaders were on hand to cheer, support, and offer encouragement to all to kick it up a notch and run across the finish line.

Temecula cheerleaders at Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Temecula cheerleaders at Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Looking towards the future is always the focus of the Susan G. Komen foundation, especially in the Inland Empire .

Bows and cheers Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Bows and cheers Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

After the race, the crowd milled and showed off their costumes.

All about that Winnie the Pooh pink hat at Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

All about that Winnie the Pooh pink hat at Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Celebrating life AT Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Celebrating life AT Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Costumes, ink, and art at Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

At the finish line at Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

Costumes abound at Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

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Final burst of speed across the finish line at Susan G. Komen Race for the cure in Temecula (c) Crispin Courtenay

And of course, the primary reason behind Breast Cancer Awareness Month, celebrating the survivors, and early detection for Breast Cancer.

Breast Cancer Survivor at Race for the Cure - Promenade Temecula 2013 (c) Crispin Courtenay

Breast Cancer Survivor at Race for the Cure – Promenade Temecula 2013 (c) Crispin Courtenay

About Ashley Ludwig

Ashley Ludwig is an Editor for Patch News, Orange County and Los Angeles. She is also an inspirational romantic suspense author.

2 comments on “Promenade Temecula’s Race for the Cure — Susan G. Komen Inland Empire has total Southwest Riverside support for Breast Cancer Awareness in October

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