WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Wednesday is the last day for participants to pick up their packets for this year's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
The race is going virtual this year due to the pandemic.
A packet pickup site was established inside the Gardens Mall on the second floor near Nordstrom. Packets can be picked up until 7 p.m.
Packets are available to breast cancer survivors, those living with metastatic breast cancer, and other registrants who have raised $100 or more.
"[It is] physically hard with the environment that we are in right now, to gather people together for large packet pickup. We wanted to have the incentive of the shirt, but we are using the incentive of the shirt to encourage fundraising," said Denise Mariani, director of development for Susan G. Komen.
The virtual race kicks off at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, with an opening ceremony beginning at 9 a.m.
Breast cancer survivor Karen List is ready for Saturday's virtual race. She was diagnosed more than 20 years ago.
"I have done the race since 30 years ago. The only race that I missed was the year I was having a mastectomy," List said.
"The virtual registration is free, so you can register any time and just go online," Mariani said.
Mariani said the fundraising continues even after the virtual race.
"You have until March 1 to raise the funds. The fundraising doesn't stop Saturday," Mariani said.
List hopes many people will take part in the virtual race and help raise awareness.
"Even with COVID, breast cancer is not taking a break. It did not get the memo to take a year off, and that was sort of my point is, 'Guess what, guys? People are still getting diagnosed. They still need help," List said.