Sole Sisters plan walk for cure

Published 12:42 am Saturday, February 22, 2014

Registration is under way for the fourth annual Walking for a Cure, which benefits the Susan G. Komen foundation.

The event is set for 9 a.m. on Sat., March 8, and begins at Beef O’Brady’s.

Organizer Kim Brook said the event was started to raise money for Sole Sisters, a group of women who walk each year in a three-day, 60-mile, Walk for A Cure each year.

The group changes ever year, she said, but for each of the last nine years, someone from Andalusia has participated.

“We just know so many people who have been affected by breast cancer, so decided we needed to try to make a difference,” she said.

Fundraising continues all year, as each participant must raise a minimum of $2,300 for the Komen Foundation.

For this event, the group is selling sponsorships for $50, and sponsors’ names will be featured on a T-shirt. Registration for walkers is $20 until March 1, and $25 if you register afterward.

Children 12 and under may participate for free, but will not receive a T-shirt.

Runners also are welcome, but the event will not be timed. The route begins at Beef O’Brady’s, goes up Church Street and through town to First Baptist and back. Those who don’t want to do the whole route are welcome to turn around at any point, she said, or transportation will be provided for stragglers.

Participants may pre-register at Tangles Salon or The Silver Locket, or may register beginning at 8 a.m. the day of the race.

For more information, contact Brook at 488-6996 or Heather Huckabaa at 504.1789.

Anyone interested in doing the three-day Komen walk also is encouraged to contact them.