A Carmel Valley teenager is holding the first annual RACE PINK for Breast Cancer, a walk at NTC Park at Liberty Station on Sunday, July 10 at 9 a.m.
Kylie Bobertz, who will be a senior this year at Canyon Crest Academy, is planning the race all on her own and all proceeds will go toward the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research. She is passionate about the cause after her mother Charlene Stein was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 when Kylie was in the sixth grade.
“It was really tough, seeing her go through that and wanting to be there for her but not really sure what to do,” Kylie said.
Her mother is now cancer free and Kylie is determined to give back in any way she can.
This is Kylie’s first big fundraiser she has attempted for breast cancer. Last year she honed her skills helping to organize a fundraising event for ReSurf, a mentorship program that teaches surfing to underprivileged children as part of her business management class at CCA.
Kylie connected with KIND Snacks, who will provide free bars for everyone who comes out to RACE PINK that morning.
The biggest challenge in planning the walk for Kylie was finding the right venue, getting all the right approvals and now, getting the word out.
“I hope to get more sign-ups so we can have a lot of fun and get a big group of people together,” Kylie said. “Hopefully it will become an every year event.”
Registration is $30. To register or to make a donation, visit eventbrite.com/e/race-pink-for-breast-cancer-tickets-24526560603