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SUNRIVER MARATHON FOR A CAUSE RAISES OVER $21,000 FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS AND PREVENTION

Total Donations Now Exceed $50,000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 11, 2013

(SUNRIVER, Ore.) – Sunriver Resort presented a $21,000 donation to Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington for proceeds raised at the Third Annual Sunriver Marathon for a Cause. This year’s event over Labor Day weekend drew over 1,200 runners and walkers from 30 states and six countries.

Since the Sunriver Marathon for a Cause was launched in 2011, the event has raised more than $50,000 for breast cancer awareness and prevention.

“This donation will ensure that thousands of men and women in Oregon and Southwest Washington are able access life-saving screening, treatment and other services they need,” said Thomas Bruner, CEO of Susan G. Komen, Oregon & SW Washington, “it has been our pleasure to partner with Sunriver Resort in the fight against breast cancer.”

Sunriver Resort is also grateful to event sponsors who contributed to the event’s success, including Bend Broadband, Bigfoot Beverages, Widmer Brothers Brewing, Nike, Bend Memorial Clinic, Central Oregon Pathology, Alpine Entertainment, Power 94, Mix 100.7, Absolute Vodka, Sunriver Country Store, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Sunriver Resort, Crosswater and Caldera Springs Communities; as well as numerous in-kind donors.

Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington helps fund breast cancer screening each year for uninsured and low income women in Oregon. In the past 20 years, Komen Oregon has invested almost $29 million throughout Oregon and SW Washington to fund breast-cancer research, screening, survivor support and advocacy.

The 4th annual Sunriver Marathon for a Cause will take place over Labor Day weekend August 30th and 31st, 2014 at Sunriver Resort. This premiere Central Oregon event, held on a USATF-certified course, includes multiple race options including a family 5K fun run/walk, a 10K run/walk and a children’s race, a half marathon run/walk, challenges races, and a Boston Qualifier marathon. For more information about the Sunriver Marathon for a Cause or lodging packages call 800-486-8591 or visit www.sunrivermarathon.com.

About the Sunriver Marathon for a Cause: Created by Sunriver Resort in 2011 to support the Oregon & SW Washington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Sunriver Marathon for a Cause is now a growing festival of events held annually over Labor Day Weekend. The Sunriver Marathon, is distinct for its breathtaking USATF-certified course that winds through the high desert landscapes of Sunriver, Caldera Springs and Crosswater. It has become a “must run” event among Boston qualifiers and first-time marathoners alike. Visit www.sunrivermarathon.com for more information.

About Sunriver Resort: Located in Central Oregon, Sunriver Resort features nearly 250 guestrooms and more than 300 vacation rental properties comprised of private homes and condominiums. A Destination Hotels & Resorts property, Sunriver Resort is a year-round outdoor enthusiast’s dream with 63 holes of championship golf, 28 tennis courts, 35 miles of paved bike paths, three swimming complexes, horseback riding, canoeing and kayaking, fly fishing, and skiing and snowboarding at nearby Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort. Other amenities include the Sage Springs Club & Spa and first-class programs for youth and teens. For more information call 800-801-8765 or visit www.sunriver-resort.com.

About Komen Oregon: Susan G. Komen Oregon & SW Washington is working to save lives and end breast cancer forever, having invested almost $29 million in research, screening, survivor support and advocacy. With Komen’s leadership, survival rates have increased dramatically and mortality rates have plummeted. Despite those gains, 70 women and men and women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Oregon and SW Washington every week, and ten people die. Join the largest breast cancer movement on the planet by contacting us at www.komenoregon.org or calling 503-552-9160.

Debra Martyn-Jones
(541) 749-8678



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