Krewe de Pink's (KDP) Annual Pink Bra Run, benefiting Tulane Cancer Center's Breast Cancer Research Program, is going VIRTUAL this year!
So grab your favorite pink bra, get outside, and enjoy the fun, while helping to support breast cancer research right here at home!
"We want everyone to join together with their family and friends -- complying with social distancing requirements, of course -- and have quirky New Orleans-style fun while also raising funds for this amazing cause," said Stephanie Cantrell, Krewe de Pink's run coordinator. "And the really cool thing this year is that you don't have to be here in New Orleans to participate. Because it's virtual, you can join from anywhere in the world."
The Pink Bra Run is one of three annual signature events planned by KDP. The other two include Death by Chocolate...Not Breast Cancer (see below Save-The-Date) and the Krewe de Pink Prom, held annually in the fall.
Dedicated to producing fundraising events with a New Orleans flair, KDP was started in 2015 by a team of concerned and passionate individuals who were all affected by breast cancer and who wanted to fight back. Over the last five years, KDP has raised over $125,000 to help support Dr. Bridgette Collins-Burow's research into triple negative breast cancer at Tulane Cancer Center.
Krewe de Pink's designated race day is always the Saturday before Mother's Day. This year, that date is May 8. However, since the event is virtual, participants can choose their own race date this year, so long as their run/walk is completed and their times submitted by May 8 at 9 p.m.
REGISTRATION / BIBS
Participants may register through Eventbrite by clicking here!
Once registered, your bib number will be assigned and your printable bib emailed to you. We encourage all participants to print and wear their bibs during their personal run/walk to show observers that they are participating in a registered race.
Adult Virtual Race Registration - $35 per person.
Youth Virtual Race Registration (13 years and younger) - $25 per person
LOGGING YOUR TIME
Use your favorite fitness app (Fitbit, Motion X, Strava, etc.) to log your run or walk for distance, time and route. Save the information on a screenshot. Then visit the race website and fill out the run form to show that your event is completed.
You can follow Krewe de Pink's traditional route or select your own 5K (3.1 mile) route!
The KDP route starts on the Mississippi River levee in Historic Gretna (across from River Shack, 714 1st St.) and continues toward Algiers Point (ending near Old Point Bar, 545 Patterson Rd.). The traditional route offers some of the most beautiful views of the New Orleans skyline and the Crescent City Connection in the area.
Each participant will receive a 2021 Pink Bra Run medal in commemoration of the event once their race form is completed. You may opt out of receiving a medal if you wish. Please indicate your preference at registration.
Since this year's event is virtual, with a variety of fitness apps in use, we are considering it a FUN event, not a qualifying event for other races.
Participate in running gear or in costume! Remember, this is a Pink Bra Run, so go ahead and bedazzle that bra and go for a memorable stroll!
Krewe de Pink wants your pictures!! Tag them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or your platform of choice. (#PBR2021, #PinkBraRun)
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please email: email@example.com
Or visit: https://www.krewedepink.org/pink-bra-run
To increase awareness of the causes, symptoms, risk factors and treatment options for various urological conditions, the Department of Urology recently launched a Men's Health Webinar Series.
These monthly virtual seminars are free and open to the public and will provide information on a variety of men's health topics, including erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, enlarged prostate, low testosterone and male infertility, among others. Viewers will be able to participate anonymously and ask questions privately, all from the comfort of their homes.
"The topics we plan to cover are directly pertinent to cancer survivorship and improved quality of life for many men who have been diagnosed with and treated for genitourinary cancers," said Omer Raheem, MD, MSc, assistant professor of urology and director of men's health in Tulane's Department of Urology.
And one of the benefits of an interactive virtual seminar is that participants can get their questions answered without having to book an appointment in clinic. "Webinar attendees can anonymously submit their questions to the experts in real time and get answers during the presentation," said Dr. Raheem. "We wanted to make it as easy as possible to create that virtual dialogue and provide men with the information they need to stay healthy."
Currently scheduled webinars are listed below. Topics, dates and times of future events will be advertised here as details are finalized. Remember, registration is required to participate and space is limited. So please register early, if you're interested in attending.
Omer Raheem, MD, MSc
Director of Men's Health
Assistant Professor of Urology
ED is a condition that affects as many as 50% of men over the age of 40 in the US. It can limit your intimacy, affect your self- esteem, and impact your relationship with your partner. Medication helps treat ED in some men, but it does not work for all. For those men, there may be other treatment options. To learn more, please join us for this free webinar.
May 11, 2021 - 6 PM
For more information, please click here.