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Komen Southeast Wisconsin   
Race for the Cure eNewsletter – June 2011



Greetings and happy race season to you all! With summer fast approaching we at Komen Southeast Wisconsin  Race for the Cure are gearing up for our biggest and best race yet. This  year’s Race for the Cure will take place on Sunday, September 25th on Milwaukee’s lakefront.

We are this year’s race chairs and we are very excited for the opportunity to  be a part of the Race. Each of us have personal connections to breast cancer and we both truly understand how important this race is. All participation and fundraising efforts from each and every one of you brings us one step closer to finding a cure for breast cancer.

This year we will be sending you monthly eNewsletters with all the information you need for this year’s Race for the Cure. Each eNewsletter is packed with important race information, fundraising tips, and highlights of what makes Southeast Wisconsin’s Race for the Cure great!

Registration for this year’s race is officially open so we encourage you to rally your friends, family and co-workers and sign up for the race today.

We look forward to seeing you on race day!

Wendy Carlson and Nikki Panico
2011 Race Chairs


Race for the Cure Hot News


Registration for the 2011 Race for the Cure is now open! Lace up your running shoes and get ready – this year’s Race for the Cure will take place on Sunday, September 25th on Milwaukee’s lakefront. We have great opportunities for the whole family, your whole company or your entire group of friends to get involved. Get together, register today and start fundraising. Together we can find a cure for breast cancer!  Click here for the Race Registration page


Komen Mission News
Kohl’s Department Stores and the Komen Southeast Wisconsin Affiliate are teaming up to raise awareness about the myths associated with breast cancer.  Click Here to Learn More




YouTube Spotlight

Each month we will spotlight a different aspect of the Race for the Cure. This month we wanted to give you a look at the behind the scenes planning that goes into making each year’s Race for the Cure a reality. The volunteer Race for the Cure committee has dedicated volunteers who work diligently to coordinate the logistics of the Race. Here’s a behind the scenes look at one of the recent committee meetingsSpotlight on April Committee Meeting





Fundraising Forum
Registration gets you to the start line – fundraising helps us win the race!

In addition to your Race for the Cure registration, you can help raise additional funds to fight breast cancer by collecting tax-deductible donations from family, friends, neighbors and colleagues. If every participant collected $10 from 10 friends, we could raise over $1.5 million! That’s the Power of 10!

As one participant said, “I decided just to send ONE email to all of my friends and within 24 hours they had donated more than $1,500!”  You don’t need to be a fund raising expert to be successful – you just need the desire to stand up to breast cancer and make a difference!

Build Your Personal Fundraising Page

Once you register as an individual or join a team be sure to set up your Personal Page in the Race Center. You can send email messages to your friends, family members and co-workers and they can donate money to sponsor you!  You can log in at any time to track your fundraising efforts.

Fundraising for the Cure IDEAS!

The key to fundraising is very simple: a willingness to ask.  If you are not comfortable asking for donations outright, we have plenty of ideas for a way to provide fun or a service while also raising donations.  Click here for a complete listing of fundraising ideas 



Teams by the Numbers


Image Your Teams Impact!  Your team’s story is what makes the Komen Southeast WI Race for the Cure such an important and moving experience.  It’s not just about fundraising; finding a cure for breast cancer is a personal cause for each and every participant.  Last year, Scott ran in memory of his mom; Jane walked in support of her friend; Melanie walked in honor of her own struggle with breast cancer; Beth ran in memory of her sister and in support of a co-worker.  Teams are a blend of stories and these stories are the backbone of the Race.  Together, we can make a difference!



Key Dates

June 11, 2011
Open House: 10 am - 2 pm
Team Captain Appreciation Event 
Have you thought about starting a team for this year’s Race for the Cure but don’t know where to start? Join us for our 1st Annual Team Captain Appreciation & Kick-Off Expo! Be the first to receive 2011 Race information, fund-raising tips and tools, Team Tailgate registration and much, much more. Each person attending will receive a free gift and be entered into a raffle to win free registration and a Team Tailgate spot. June 11, anytime between 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Pettit National Ice Center Hall of Fame Room 500 South 84th Street Milwaukee, WI 5321. RSVP by June 8th at KomenSE.Teams@yahoo.com



2010 Top Fundraisers

1. Joan Saperstein

2. Stacey Meinen

3. Jill Newman

4. Cortnee Vas

5. Kevin Mansell

2010 Top Teams Fundraisers

 1.   Steinhafel's Dream Team

 2.   Friends for Life

 3.   CJC's Walgreens Crew for the Cure

 4.   Pink Sneakers

 5.   Fighting Ligers



Team Captain Tip

Utilize your Participant Center. Each Team Captain is given a personalized team fundraising website. Use your Participant Center to recruit team members, request donations and track your team’s fundraising goals. Click here to download the 2011 Team Captain Handbook. 


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