Registration for individuals, teams and dogs is still open for the for the Susan G. Komen West Texas 2018 Lubbock Race for the Cure, set for Saturday morning at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center.
The 24th annual event is set to begin at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, with a survivors’ gathering prior to the race and an expo with food and non-food vendors for all registered participants following the race.
Registration will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at Cardinal's Sports Center, 6524 Slide Road, said Libby Linker, development director for the race.
Then, registration will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on the day of the race.
Linker said she has been with Komen West Texas for three years, adding she's been inspired to help because her grandmother was a cancer survivor, as is one of her best friends.
"So, it touched our family very closely," she added. "I love the opportunity to work with other families who are being crushed by cancer."
Linker said 75 percent of the funds raised stay in the community.
"We grant the money to community foundations and organizations to provide services such as mammograms, screenings, wigs and hair loss kits, prosthesis, fuel vouchers and other support," Linker added.
Much of the remainder of the proceeds goes to national research.
"(That) research is developing all sorts of different things, such as new treatment plans, new medication (and) new technology," said Linker.
The goal for the race was set at $185,000, and, as of Thursday, the funds raised were at $182,843.42, as listed on the Race for the Cure West Texas Lubbock website.
"We opened registration on June 1," said Linker. "All of that money has been raised between June 1 and today."
Organizers are expecting approximately 2,000 participants for this year's race.
Opening ceremonies for the race will start about 8:55 a.m., with the race set to begin at 9:15 a.m., said Linker.
Registration is $35 for adults, $20 for survivors and $20 for children under 18.