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Sep 20, 2011 2:48 PM

Plenty of events leading up to Komen Race for the Cure

TUCSON - The Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure isn't until March 25 of next year, but there are many great events in Tucson to support the breast cancer research and awareness group until then.

Yoplait's "Save Lids, Save Lives" campaign starts this month; for every pink yogurt container lid you turn in before December 31, Yoplait will donate 10 cents to the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Southern Arizona. This year, you can save on postage by logging on to Yoplait's website and entering the code on the yogurt lid, according to a release from Komen Southern Arizona.

On October 1, catch a flash mob at the Park Place Mall in front of Sears at noon as choreographed dancers perform a special number to raise awareness about all forms of cancer. This event is being held by Komen Southern Arizona and LiveStrong.

On October 8, the Loft Cinema will be playing an HBO-produced documentary titled "The Education of Dee Dee Ricks," which follows a successful businesswoman and mother of two as she battles breast cancer. The movie is free to Komen supporters, and will be screened at 9:30 a.m. on October 8.

If you're itching for a race, then you can join the El Tour de Tucson Riders for the Cure training group. The group meets every Saturday morning to ramp up mileage and learn the tricks of riding Tucson's streets. El Tour De Tucson will take place this year on November 19.

And, of course, the 14th Annual Race for the Cure will take place on Sunday, March 25, 2012 - mark your calendars now!

For more details on any of these events, head to the Susan G. Komen Southern Arizona website at:

http://www.komensaz.org/

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