(April 29, 2008 â€” Carbondale, CO) Montrail is a longtime supporter of the HERA Women's Cancer Foundation, but this year it has become HERA's first Visionary Sponsor. With the Run Like A Girl partnership, Montrail underscores its commitment to creating better lives for women of all ages.
â€œI first heard of the HERA Foundation through John Connor, who was heading up Montrail's Rock Climbing Department,â€ says Paul Curran, marketing manager of Montrail. Since then, Montrail has supported the organization in many ways, most recently, through the Run Like A Girl series. From every entry fee, $4 will be donated to the HERA Foundation.
â€œIt's the perfect fit for a women's trail race,â€ says Curran. â€œYou don't hear a lot about ovarian cancer. A lot of other types of cancer get support from organizations, and we felt ovarian cancer deserved the same.â€ Curran is pleased to be part of the HERA Foundation and says, â€œWe salute the effort and passion of the HERA Foundation, and that of Sean Patrick.â€
Curran believes the motivation of Patrick, HERA Foundation founder, to spread awareness of ovarian cancer, along with her own struggle with the disease, has inspired Montrail to do what they can, too. â€œIt's a small thing really that we're doingâ€¦we'd just like to help get the word out.â€
Curran looks forward to partnering with HERA at future events. â€œIt's growing,â€ he says. â€œThis year it's four eventsâ€”next year we hope for six.â€
For more information about the Run Like A Girl trail races please visit www.montrail.com/runlikeagirl or register at www.active.com.
Through innovation, dedication and personal knowledge of the sport, Montrail has been at the leading edge of trail-running development since 1988. Whether it's developing and promoting trail shoes, working an aid station or pacing a runner through the last 38 miles of a 100 mile race, Montrail and its employees are fully engaged in trail running and project a genuine and sincere love of the sport. For more information on Montrail and its products, visit www.montrail.com.
About the HERA Foundation
The HERA Foundation is a registered 501 (c)3, whose mission is to stop the loss of mothers, daughter, wives, sisters, partners, and girlfriends from ovarian cancer by empowering women to take control of their health, empowering the medical community to find new directions in ovarian cancer research and empowering communities to provide support. For more information visit www.herafoundation.org. To schedule an interview with HERA Foundation founder Sean Patrick, please call 513.304.5835.
Seven Summit Circle Sponsors: Black Diamond, BlueWater Ropes, Climbing magazine, Evolv, Fox River, MadRock, Montrail, Mountain Hardwear, Patagonia, REI, SIGG, Stonewear Design, The North Face and Williamson Printing Corporation.