Sugarland’s Thad Beaty named Edith Sanford Breast Foundation’s Goodwill Ambassador; Charity partnership aims to generate awareness and support fundraising to end breast cancer for future generations through genomics research
DENVER– June 2, 2015 – The Edith Sanford Breast Foundation, a national non-profit advancing research to end breast cancer, has been named as the official charity of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. The event will take place the weekend of October 18.
“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 Denver 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 the 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.
The Edith Sanford Breast Foundation recently announced Thad Beaty from the Grammy award-winning band Sugarland as the organization’s goodwill ambassador. Beaty is a triathlete, marathon finisher and certified running and triathlon coach. He will play a key role in the Foundation’s fundraising and will participate in events nationwide.
“We are proud to support this wonderful organization as they seek to find cures for breast cancer,” said Dave Hussa, Vice President of Charity Partnerships. “We encourage runners to make their miles more impactful by participating with TeamEdith at Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver.”
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 Denver
A Competitor Group Inc. event, the 6th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon & ½ Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 18, 2015. Live bands and cheerleaders will entertain participants along every mile of the scenic course, which starts near the State Capitol in downtown Denver and travels past many of the city’s major landmarks and parks. The race concludes with a finish line festival at Civic Center Park and post-race concert. A two-day Health & Fitness Expo kicks off race weekend on Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17. The free expo is open to the public and will feature the latest in running apparel and nutrition products. For more information, or to register online, please visit RunRocknRoll.com.
About the Edith Sanford Breast Foundation
The Edith Sanford Breast Foundation supports 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. To learn more, visit edithsanford.org.