A Race in Pink, CODE Racing for Boobs 2018

  • About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12.4%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
  • In 2018, an estimated 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 63,960 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.
  • About 2,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men in 2018. A man’s lifetime risk of breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000.
  • Breast cancer incidence rates in the U.S. began decreasing in the year 2000, after increasing for the previous two decades. They dropped by 7% from 2002 to 2003 alone. One theory is that this decrease was partially due to the reduced use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) by women after the results of a large study called the Women’s Health Initiative were published in 2002. These results suggested a connection between HRT and increased breast cancer risk.
  • About 40,920 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2018 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1989. Women under 50 have experienced larger decreases. These decreases are thought to be the result of treatment advances, earlier detection through screening, and increased awareness. Source

This event is all about creating awareness and prevention. CODE in collaboration with “Mujeres que Viven” (women who live) association brings back a “new-classic” Racing for Boobs, the only women’s race in Baja. This year the event gathered more than 100 teams, we are sure you’ll never see this much pink in a Off-Road race in Baja.

Laguna Salada was once more the perfect area for such a race. The track was a 30-mile loop designed to be fairly easy but challenging for anyone who drives it, 4 laps for the faster classes, 3 for the limited. The trucks took the green flag at 10am and just two hours later the first finisher was celebrating the triumph. Arlette Gomez, mother of Apdaly Lopez was the overall winner with a time of 2:06:55 averaging 56.73mi/hr, we’re not sure anymore who’s teaching who in the Lopez Family.

All of the different race classes raced together in two groups for this event. The unlimited trucks, Class 1 and Class 8 made up the first group. The second group consisted of Class 10, Class 12, Class 5, Class 14 and Class 16. The second overall time was by racer Michelle Bruckmann in her Class 12 in the second group with a time of 2:12:00. Michelle managed to take the win in her group and the second fastest time of the day just 6 minutes short of Arlette Gomez.

The third fastest time was by a UTV in Class 19. This class was the biggest of the day with 22 total entries plus another 12 in the Class 29 turbo. Karen Quezada driving her Polaris RZR became the fastest UTV with a time of 2:18:23 but it wasn’t without a fight. Ruby Robles fought hard against Karen and the UTV field getting second place in their group just 8 seconds short of Karen.

CODE managed to put together an amazing group of people and their businesses who together donated thousands of dollars for the Mujeres que viven association. Just to name a few are CODE who donated 100% of the entries, Vildósola Racing, La Tetera Racing Bar, Ejido Luchadores del Desierto, Instant Mexico Insurance, City and State government, everyone together in an effort to help cure and give a proper life to those women who are fighting against cancer. La Meta es vivir “The Goal is to live”

Remember, prevention is the best weapon against this disease, visit Breastcancer.org and Susan G. komen cancer foundation for more information.

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