Komen Race For Cure Offers Business Opportunities

OCEAN CITY — The Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is offering Ocean City area businesses the opportunity to participate in two events the week leading up to the 2nd Annual Komen Maryland Ocean City Race for the Cure — Paint the Town Pink and Dine Out for the Cure®.

Paint the Town Pink is a competition open to all downtown businesses. Participating businesses are encouraged to decorate the outside of their building, store front and inside in pink from Friday, April 12, through Friday, April 19. Judges will then visit the participating businesses on Friday, April 19 and judge them based on their decorations. The winner will receive the “SeaBoard Business Prize Package”, valued at $1,280.

Businesses can enter the competition by visiting www.komenmd.org/OC clicking on the “Paint the Town Pink” button and completing the form.

Dine Out for the Cure is an opportunity for local restaurants to partner with Komen Maryland to encourage race participants to dine at their restaurant by pledging a portion of their sales for the week. Taking place from Friday, April 12, through Sunday, April 21, participating restaurants will be listed on the Komen Maryland website and receive printable promotional materials identifying them as a Dine Out for the Cure participant.

Restaurants interesting in additional information or registering can visit www.komenmd.org/OC and click on “Dine Out for the Cure” button. Three restaurants, BJ’s on the Water, Fresco’s and VFW Post 8296, have committed to the program so far. Sponsorship opportunities are also still available for interested businesses and organizations. Sponsorship levels and benefits can be found at www.komenmd.org/OC by clicking the “Sponsors” button. Targeted sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please contact Margo Mandes, Eastern Shore Race and Development Coordinator, via email at mmandes@komenmd.org.
Participants can register for the Komen Maryland Ocean City Race for the Cure online at www.komenmd.org/OC, at walk up registration at the Ocean City Convention Center Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20, or beginning at 6 on race morning in the Race Village.

Additional information about the event can be found at www.komenmd.org/OC. 

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.