Edith Sanford Teams up with Women’s Running Scottsdale-Tempe as Official Charity Partner

Foundation to be official charity partner of the November 3 event and introduce new TeamEdith engagement platform

(Sioux Falls, SD) – The Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation is proud to announce that it will be the official charity partner for the Women’s Running  Series Scottsdale-Tempe Half Marathon + 5K to be held on November 3.  The event weekend will also serve as the first Women’s Running Series event to host Edith Sanford’s TeamEdith™ sports engagement platform.

“We are excited to be the official charity of the Women’s Running Scottsdale-Tempe event,” said Kimberly Simpson, president of the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation. “This partnership is also great way to bring our TeamEdith platform to the active lifestyle community and allows us to align our mission with the passions of health-conscious, active women.”

Through the partnership, participants will be eligible for exclusive benefits and discounts when they register for a Women’s Running Series event as members of TeamEdith. In addition to receiving a discount off of the registration fee for Women’s Series events, athletes will receive TeamEdith-branded athletic wear and other premium items as recognition for their efforts in fundraising for the Foundation.

“Our races will provide a great platform to help the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation raise funds and drive their research and mission to end breast cancer for future generations,” said Dana Allen, general manager of the Women’s Running Series. “We look forward to showcasing the nonprofit’s cutting-edge genomic research and its commitment to prevention through the promotion of healthy, active lifestyles. We are thrilled to have a ground-breaking organization like the Foundation as our charity partner for the Women’s Running Series.”

The Women’s Running Scottsdale-Tempe Half Marathon + 5K is part of a national series of events uniquely catered toward women, combining a fun destination with scenic courses for the ultimate girls’ weekend getaway. The event, open to both runners and walkers, features exclusive perks such as shiny finisher medals, post-race treats like delicious cookies and refreshing bubbly, and a rejuvenating Freshen Up Lounge.

For more information on the Women’s Running Series, visit womenshalfmarathon.com or like the event series on Facebook at facebook.com/womenshalfmarathon. To learn more about TeamEdith opportunities, visit edithsanford.org/get-involved.

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About the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation

The Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation is pioneering a bold new comprehensive approach to breast cancer, with a mission to unlock each woman’s genetic code, advance today’s prevention and treatment, and end breast cancer for future generations.

About Women’s Running Series

Operated by Competitor Group, the Women’s Running Series (WRS) is the largest women-only half marathon and 5K series in the nation. Four 2013 events in San Diego, Ca. (Feb. 24), Nashville, Tenn. (Sept. 28), Scottsdale-Tempe, Ariz. (Nov. 3), and St. Petersburg, Fla. (Nov. 24), are expected to host more than 15,000 total runners.  The Women’s Running Series awards all half marathon finishers a glitzy two-in-one medal and commemorative charm, post-race treats in the Cookie Café, refreshing bubbly and a rejuvenating Freshen Up Lounge. All events begin with a women-specific Health & Fitness Expotique and finish with an outdoor party complete with food, music and white linen tablecloths. For more information, please visit womenshalfmarathon.com or facebook.com/womenshalfmarathon.