The WE RUN 5K Fitness Fun Run/Walk Executive Director, Tricia Singh, knows a thing or two about overcoming obstacles. Singh, who is currently a writer, life coach and running coach has been featured on television programs and in national publications including “Dr. Oz”, NBC’s Today Show, Fitness Magazine, Oxygen Magazine and Essence Magazine. Losing 100 pounds in 6 & 1/2 months was when Tricia Singh’s fitness, health and wellness journey began. She went from 230 pounds to 120 pounds by regularly attending Body By Denise fitness classes and has participated in several marathons where she routinely tackled 26.2 miles of tough miles and staggering hills. But all of that pales in comparison to the biggest fight of her life – supporting her mother who is battling breast cancer.
“After my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, I’ve been able to see first-hand, the importance of cancer research and spreading knowledge to others about how to take care of yourself and your health.” As a result, Singh was compelled to launch the WE RUN 5K Fitness Fun Run/Walk taking place on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 9:00 AM at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, NY. The organization’s inaugural event, which kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness month, will benefit SHARE (Self-Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer). SHARE is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to create and sustain a supportive network and community of women affected by breast or ovarian cancer. Singh explains the event’s importance, “As a caregiver, whose mother has stage four metastatic breast cancer and has endured surgeries, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, and radiation, I hope that this race will help to raise funds to help support SHARE provide empowerment, education and advocacy to bring about better health care, an improved quality of life, and a cure for these diseases.”
The WE RUN Fitness 5K Fun Run/Walk will start and finish near the Unisphere (big globe) located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. A 1-Mile Kids Fun-Run for children 12 years old & under, will take place immediately following the 5K.
All are invited to attend and participate. For additional information & sponsorship opportunities and please visit www.werunonline.com or call 646-571-8173. Participants may register for the WE RUN Fitness 5K Fun Run/Walk at www.active.com/flushing-queens-ny/running/races/5k-fitness-fun-run-walk-2013 .
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