The 11th Annual Dipsea Hike for Zero Breast Cancer takes place on Saturday, September 7th, 2013 at 8am starting at the legendary Dipsea Steps, continuing on Mount Tamalpais and ending at Old Mill Park, 300 Throckmorton Avenue in Mill Valley, CA. The event raises awareness about the importance of physical exercise to reducing the lifetime risk of breast cancer for adults and youth, while raising funds to support the research, education and community outreach programs of Zero Breast Cancer. Zero Breast Cancer, a San Rafael-based organization, is the only community-based organization dedicated to finding out why women in Marin and the Bay Area are at higher risk for breast cancer. The beautiful 6 mile loop trail is good for hiking or running. Prizes will be awarded and complimentary food, mini-massages & music will follow the hike. Adults $35 in advance; Students $20 in advance; Children under 11 are free. Registration is free for fundraising teams. For more information or to register visit: dipsea.zerobreastcancer.org
Proceeds from the 10th Anniversary Dipsea Hike benefit the research, education and community outreach programs of Zero Breast Cancer. The Dipsea Hike gives folks an opportunity to raise funds to help Zero Breast Cancer’s work to eliminate breast cancer while doing something tangible and effective to reduce their personal (or their loved ones’) risk at the same time. Please like the Dipsea Hike for Zero Breast Cancer Facebook Page and stay connected: http://www.facebook.com/DipseaHikeForZeroBreastCancer
Hikers and runners begin at Old Mill Park in Mill Valley, climb the Dipsea steps up to the celebrated views of Mount Tamalpais, cross the Panoramic Highway and follow the Sun Trail to the Tourist Club (aid station #1). Then they take the Redwood Trail to the Panoramic Trail, where it meets with Alice Eastwood. There is a small set of steps at Alice Eastwood that takes hikers and runners up to Panoramic Highway and the Mountain Home Inn (aid station #2). From there, participants take Edgewood Ave to the Tenderfoot Trail, to the Cypress Trail and return to the Dipsea steps, where the loop ends at Old Mill Park (aid station #3). This event is a wonderful opportunity to appreciate this outstanding natural resource that our State Parks provide.
Zero Breast Cancer is a Marin County nonprofit organization dedicated to finding the causes and prevention of breast cancer through local participation in the scientific research process. It focuses on identifying environmental factors and the role they play in breast cancer at all stages of life and across generations. Zero Breast Cancer is the only community-based organization dedicated to finding out why women in Marin and the Bay Area are at higher risk for breast cancer. In partnership with academic and research institutions ZBC has brought several million in research dollars to fund Bay Area breast cancer researchers. Zero Breast Cancer is also the only community-based organization with a primary focus on prevention of Breast Cancer through research and education. Their goal is the elimination of the disease. For more information, visit: http://www.zerobreastcancer.org