The Breast Reconstruction Awareness Close the Loop 5K is going from a live in-person race to a virtual race.
The 5K will include virtual physical challenges, and contests.
This year, we're bringing the Close the Loop 5K to you! By going to a completely virtual event, you can participate from wherever you are anytime between now and October 18! Plus, your friends and family members can register and participate too.
The virtual challenges will bring together more people from across the globe and emphasize the need for physical activity.
The Close the Loop 5K will conclude at 7:30 p.m. CST on Sunday, October 18 at the end of Closing Ceremonies. Recognition for all winners will be made at Closing Ceremonies.
Not attending PSTM20? You can still participate in the 2020 Breast Reconstruction Awareness Close the Loop Virtual 5K!
You can register for the virtual Close the Loop 5K or donate to the Breast Reconstruction Awareness Campaign as a virtual participant.
You can also register as a member of a team (no limit on team size), team captain, or create a new team.
Everyone registrant will receive a race t-shirt and an "I participated" medal.
No Sweat Challenge!
No fee to fundraise. Create a fundraise team and begin raising awareness by posting and sharing your 5K page today.
Facebook fiend? Twitter titan? Insta-enthusiast?
You're in the right place! Here's how to turn your social media prowess into points and climb the leader board:
Start by linking your social media accounts to your #BRA5K page! Scoot your cursor over to your profile photo on the top right, click "Edit Profile," then scroll to the bottom to reach the "Social Accounts" section.
1 point every time your video is viewed
1 point for every dollar you raise
2 points for every dollar you donate
10 points every time you tweet or when someone retweets or favorites one of your tweets (Note: You must use the hashtag #BRA5K and must link your Twitter account.)
10 points every time you make an Instagram post (Note: You must link your Instagram account and initiate the post from Instagram using the hashtag #BRA5K.)
10 points for each photo you add
20 points for each video you add
25 points for each person that accepts your invitation
The Breast Reconstruction Campaign supports research projects focused on breast reconstruction and provides educational opportunities and financial assistance to organizations that support uninsured or under-insured women who choose to have breast reconstruction following a lumpectomy or mastectomy due to breast cancer.
Funds generated from the Close the Loop 5K will be awarded to organizations through the Breast Reconstruction Awareness Campaign of The Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF), the philanthropic arm of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Raise your voice and help us make a difference!
We believe every woman should have access to her breast reconstruction options.
Breast cancer is a devastating disease, affecting approximately 1 in 8 women in the United States. In 2019, an estimated 268,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the U.S., along with 62,930 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
The disease not only threatens a woman's life, it also impacts her sense of self and femininity when her breasts are disfigured or removed to stop the cancer. Breast reconstruction can be an essential element of the healing process.