Race for the Cure
Organizers of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Sunday morning, Sept. 20, in downtown Portland say they are at 59 percent of their fundraising goal of $1.1 million.
Last year, with fundraising and donations, the race raised $2.6 million. Almost 46,000 people took place in the annual event benefiting breast cancer survivors, patients and research.
As of Monday, almost 30,000 had registered for this year's race. More people can enter the timed competitive or untimed 5-kilometer races, 5K walk or one-mile walk at the Komen Health Expo, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18-19, at the Oregon Convention Center. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. People can also register the day of the race, which takes place mostly along Southwest Naito Parkway and Broadway Avenue. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at Waterfront Park.
Mt. Hood celebration
Former Olympic gold medalist Phil Mahre will be the keynote speaker for the Northwest Ski Club Council's 'Mountain of Memories,' a 30th anniversary gala and benefit for the Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum.
It will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Montgomery Park's Atrium, 2701 N.W. Vaughn St. Cost is $65 per person.
The Northwest Ski Club Council has 31 clubs and more than 9,000 members in the Northwest. The Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum, located in Government Camp, needs several upgrades.