The Portland Medium
There were Black people at Bubble Run Portland 2021. On October 16, thousands of Portlanders headed over to the Portland International Raceway (Vanport area) to run through bubbles for charity.
Some were there not having to pay a dime, like Noah Osiris Lumumba Sokoni pictured for this article. However, most paid a registration fee and received a Bubble Run finishers medal, Bubble Run tee shirt, a temporary tattoo, and a race bib number.
For participants, there were instructions on how to bubble run. The instructions included having fun. This run was full of fun especially for little children. Why wouldn’t it be when colorful bubbles are everywhere.
Talking about making running fun. During the 5K (3.1 miles) run, there were bubble stations in multiple areas of the course that runners had to go through. And, at the end there was a big bubble shoot and food.
Giant foam cannons showered the runners with foam as a DJ played cool music. There was no race clock and the race was considered a celebration. A charity donation was also a part of the entry fee.
The Bubble Run in Portland was held in October – breast cancer month. The types and number of events for breast cancer, along with awareness, has grown over the years. That has led to scientific advancements.
With the development of imaging procedures, preventive measures are becoming more accessible and efficient. This is especially true for breast cancer which has now become one of the most common types of cancers around the world according to the World Health Organization.
African Americans are also becoming more aware of breast cancer. Black women are often diagnosed in later stages of Breath Cancer. In addition, Black women have a 31% breast cancer mortality rate – the highest of any U.S. racial or ethnic group. Triple negative breast cancer is diagnosed more often in Black women in the United States. The Bubble Run donates money to local charities.