The Reason for this Run
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Barbara Ireland Walk and Run for Breast Cancer goes directly towards research, genetic counseling, and supportive care programs for breast cancer patients at Ridley-Tree Cancer Center. These programs are instrumental in widening the impact of Ridley-Tree Cancer Center
A little bit of history The Barbara Ireland Walk & Run for Breast Cancer began in the year 2000 as a collaboration between Barbara Ireland, her family and the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. Inspired by the death of a dear friend from breast cancer, Barbara wanted to rall friends and family in Santa Barbara to raise funds to help eradicate the disease. In 2006, the Cancer Foundation was named the beneficiary of the Walk in order to further Barbara's desire to help local women in their fight with breast cancer.
TODAY we walk and run in honor and in memory of the precious lives that were taken by a disease that is all too common. The facts are daunting and require immediate action - women have a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer during her lifetime. Fortunately, around 3.1 million women in the United States have battled breast cancer and survived thanks to funding for research and supportive care programs. Together we can continue to save lives. Together we can make a difference.