As a long-standing tradition, residents will again welcome “Race for the Cure” participants into Moline’s Floreciente neighborhood this coming Saturday, June 11th. Floreciente spans from the Mississippi River to 7th Avenue and from the Rock Island border to 11th street in Moline. Race for the Cure treks directly through the middle of this historic neighborhood.
Neighborhood residents greet and cheer on the participants; many residents decorate their homes, fences, yards and sidewalks with breast cancer awareness themed decorations, including pink balloons and signs. This has been the tradition of the neighborhood for much of the race’s 27-year history.
In addition to opening their doors for racers to use restrooms or take a quick stop for water, volunteers from the Palomares Social Justice Center, a staple in the neighborhood, will spend Friday evening and the pre- and post-dawn hours Saturday morning decorating the street along 4th Avenue.
Furthermore, DJ Jorge Lopez will volunteer his services to play music from the sidewalks outside Palomares Social Justice Center at 133 4th Avenue to encourage race participants onto the “finish line”.
For more information, contact Adrian Wille at 309-255-8427 or [email protected].