ALFREDSO AZCARATE VARELA
THE BAJA POST/EDITOR
With 50 teams already registered for this year, Racing for boobs is an annual race that has been held in the Laguna Salada de Mexicali since 2013, to support a worthwhile fight, the fight of thousands of women against breast cancer, organized by Corredores del Desierto (CODE) to support the Fundación Mujeres que Viven, an altruistic organization that helps women who suffer or have suffered from this type of cancer.
Preventing this disease and providing support to women who suffer from it, is the central mission of the Foundation, this race is for female pilots only, a grand total of 80 teams are expected this year, with 4 or 5 members per team, so there could be more than 300 participants in the 2022 edition of this race.
María de Jesús Villalobos, President of this Foundation, thanked CODE for its support in these ten editions of the race that began as something very small, and now has grown to become an important race for many female off road pilots, since the altruism of the cause for which this event is held, makes every year more female pilots want to participate.
In a route of 30 miles for cars and 18 for motorcycles, the participants will have to finish 3 laps, the participating pilots will be able to do test runs from March 5, to be prepared and to get acquainted with the terrain where they will compete on Saturday, March 19 in another edition of Racing for Boobs.
The participants in this race, which in 2013 was organized as a small and to a certain extent “family” event, now come from places like Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, CdMx, Los Angeles and many other places in Mexico and the United States mainly, although there could be surprises and have participants from other countries since this event has grown year after year.
In Mexico, breast cancer is one of the main causes of death in women; in 2019, for every 100 thousand women aged 20 or older, 35.24 new cases of breast cancer were reported. At a National level, the mortality rate from breast cancer in Mexico is 17.19 deaths per 100,000 women aged 20 years or older.