Edith Sanford Breast Foundation Named Official Charity of Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon

Partnership aims to generate awareness and support fundraising to end breast cancer for future generations through genomics research.

SEATTLE – April 10, 2015 – The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series today announced a new partnership with the Edith Sanford Breast Foundation, a national non-profit advancing research to end breast cancer, as the official charity of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. The event will take place the weekend of June 11 – 13, 2015.

“The Edith Sanford Breast Foundation is thrilled to be the official charity of this incredible race,” said Christine Dockter, chief development officer of the Foundation. “We welcome all runners to race and rock out with TeamEdith in Seattle to help make a real and lasting impact in the fight to end breast cancer.”

The Edith Sanford Breast Foundation is committed to advancing genomics research to accelerate breakthroughs in the personalized prevention, early detection and treatment of breast cancer. By joining TeamEdith, runners can support Edith Sanford Breast Foundation’s bold approach to breast cancer through their event training and race participation. The Foundation dedicates 100 percent of every dollar raised to research that will help save lives today and protect future generations from the pain and suffering of breast cancer.

“Running for a cause is the best motivation and we are proud to partner with Edith Sanford Breast Foundation,” said Dave Hussa, Vice President of Charity Partnerships. “Our ultimate goal is to help spread the organization’s mission of finding cures for breast cancer and we encourage runners to sign up and support a great cause.”

Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle will take runners on a tour through the scenic sights of Seattle. The course starts and finishes under the iconic Space Needle and offers breathtaking views of the Cascades, Mount Rainier, Lake Washington, Elliot Bay and CenturyLink Field. Live bands, cheerleaders and thousands of spectators will help motivate runners to the finish line where a post race concert will take place.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Series is known for placing entertainment stages along the race course, lining the route with local cheerleaders and then topping the experience off with a finish line concert celebration for all participants. The musically themed races have spearheaded an active lifestyle movement that provides a unique entertainment outlet for people from all walks of life.

Over the 18-year history of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, charity participants have raised more than $310 million for a variety of worthy causes and nonprofit organizations. For more information on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, visit RunRocknRoll.com or follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.

About Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle

A signature Seafair event, the 7th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & 1Ž2 Marathon will run through scenic Seattle on Saturday, June 13, 2015. The race annually draws more than 20,000 entrants, with live bands and cheerleaders interspersed along the course. A two-day Health & Fitness Expo at CenturyLink Field Event Center will kick off race weekend on Thursday, June 11 and Friday, June 12. The expo will have numerous fitness retailers and interactive exhibits. The musical block party concludes with a post-race concert, which is free and open to the community. For more information about Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle, visit RunRocknRoll.com or follow @RunRocknRoll on Twitter.

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Hilary Friedman