Lace up your shoes and break out your pink! The Komen Idaho Race for the Cure is back and 107.9 LITE-FM needs YOU on our Bust Brigade! 

Join the 107.9 LITE-FM Bust Brigade

The annual Race for the Cure 5K floods Parkcenter Boulevard on Saturday, May 12 and team registration for our 107.9 LITE-FM Bust Brigade team is now OPEN! You'll have till late April to sign up for the team, but if you sign up between now and February 20, your registration is just $20 in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Boise Race for the Cure.  You'll also be entered to win a free pair of running shoes from our good friend Mike Shuman, at Shu's Idaho Running Company!

So how to you join our team? Click HERE to go directly to our team's page! Scroll down until you see the "Join Team" button. Select that, get yourself signed up and get ready to be more than pink with us on Race Day!

Michelle Heart, Townsquare Media

Why Do You Race?

When I moved to Boise, the very first person to sign up for my Race for the Cure team was a woman named Gloria Rhodes. A few years later, I had the chance to get to know her a little better through my running club, Team Run Boise.  She's an incredible woman who kicked breast cancer's tush and makes it a point to be an inspiration on the course...Every. Single. Year. I race for Gloria.

I also race women like my friend Nikki's bestie, Amy, who thought she'd never be able to run again after going through breast cancer treatment herself.  Treatment left her bones so brittle that when she tried to run, she would end up with stress fractures.  But Amy's someone we like to call a BAMR (bad @$$ mother runner) and she refused to let that stop her.  She's finally healthy enough to resume running and has her eyes set on finishing the Famous Potato Marathon this year. Her spirit and drive to do this after breast cancer could've taken everything away from her is absolutely inspiring. I race for the hard core survivors like Amy and those still fighting!

Michelle Heart, Townsquare Media

Did you know?

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their life and 87% of women diagnosed have NO history of breast cancer in their family.  The five year survival rate for patients who are diagnosed early is 98%, but a lot of women in Idaho are uninsured, under insured or live in rural areas where it's not easy to make it to a mammogram. In fact, when it comes to getting regular screening mammograms, Idaho ranks an unimpressive 48th in the nation. That lack of access to mammograms that I mentioned is a big reason why.  Together, we can change that and help these women who so desperately need to be checked for breast cancer get that mammogram one way or another.

The funds raised through Race for the Cure helps these women receive life saving mammograms! 75% of the money stays in Idaho to provide screenings, diagnostics and patient assistance programs like helping moms going through treatment find child care and providing gas cards to women needing to travel for treatment.

Michelle Heart, Townsquare Media

Are you in?

Race for the Cure isn't about how fast you can run or setting a course record.  It's a sisterhood (although, we totally want to see your husbands, boyfriends and sons on the course with us too) that refuses to let such an ugly disease take such beautiful people from our lives.  Let's do this together! I'm so excited to walk with 107.9 LITE-FM's Bust Brigade in such an inspiring event.  Will you walk with me? Click HERE if you said yes!