Volunteers sought for July 18 Race for the Cure; kid chefs sought for TV’s ‘Chopped’


The 23rd annual Komen Vermont Race for the Cure – which takes place this year on Saturday, July 18,  at Riley Rink at Hunter Park in Manchester – is looking for volunteers for before, during and after the 5K walk,  5K run and 10K run.

Race for the Cure cheerleader. Photo by Lee Krohn.

Race for the Cure cheerleader. Photo by Lee Krohn.

Volunteers with or without experience are invited to help with tasks ranging from staffing a desk to cheerleading.  Students — alone or in groups — are always welcome and they can earn community service hours while helping their families, friends and neighbors and having a whole lot of fun all at the same time.

The positions most in need are:

  • course monitors (help set up and break down the course, direct runners on the course and watch for runners that may need assistance)
  • parking/traffic directors (telling people where to go, basically);
  • registration (comfortable with technology? Thrive in a fast-paced environment?);
  • Kids Activity Tent (ideal for crafty-types who enjoy working with little kids) and Kids Fun Run Helpers; and
  • Sponsor Tent Volunteers.

Each position requires a three- to four-hour time commitment.

If you would like to volunteer, register online at komenvtnh.org (click on Komen Race for the Cure tab). And consider volunteering with a friend or loved one. Contact volunteer chair Mary Miller at racevolunteers@comcast.net or call her at 802-362-0108, or call the race office at 802-362-2733 for further information.

Seventy-five percent of net monies raised at the race and other fundraising events underwrites breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs in Vermont and New Hampshire – $300,000 was granted to 10 organizations in the two states this year – while the remaining 25 percent is dedicated to breast cancer research.

Get more information and register for the race at www. komenvtnh.org. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

TV Food Network seeks kids to compete on Chopped

Food Network is looking for the most talented kid chefs around the country who have what it takes to compete its show Chopped.  The network is looking for “young culinary masterminds” between the ages of 9 and 17 who can take the heat in the kitchen and the  competition. Food Network is now casting around the country. Does your kid/teen cook like a professional chef?  You can apply by going to www.JSCasting.com.

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