Hot Pink Fun Run draws thousands to downtown Roseville

Proceeds benefit Placer Breast Cancer Endowment
By: Anne Stokes, Press Tribune correspondent
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Thousands of runners and volunteers came out to support the Placer Breast Cancer Endowment early Sunday morning for the sixth annual Hot Pink Fun Run, which started and ended at Roseville's new Vernon Street Town Square.

The family-friendly event featured 1-mile, 5K, and 10K race options, winding its way around downtown Roseville.

"We're so excited, this is the first time we've had our event at the new town square and we're just really excited about all the people that have shown up today," said Placer Breast Cancer Endowment founder Carol Garcia. "We've got breast cancer survivors, we've got family members, we've got dogs, kids in strollers, and it's a great family event. People are out to help find and fund a cure for cancer research through UC Davis."

The Placer Breast Cancer Endowment, a local nonprofit run by volunteers, raises awareness of breast cancer prevention, early detection and support services for patients. Since it was founded in 2005, it has raised $950,000 for breast cancer research for the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center.