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Racing for a Reason: Renee Cisneros

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The fourth annual Race for the Ring is coming to Sacramento on July 14, 2012. This text messaged based treasure hunt on bike through downtown Sacramento directly benefits programs at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS). Teams of two will pedal, scoot and wheel their way through downtown Sacramento guided by text message clues in search of more than $10,000 in prizes.

Each week leading up to the event, we have interviewed someone who is involved in the race to find out why they are racing for a reason.

Our final interview is with Renee Cisneros.

The Sacramento Press: Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Renee Cisneros: I am 29 years old and this is going to be my third year in a row doing Race for the Ring. I have lived in Sacramento since 2005 and attended Sac State, graduating in 2007.

I started working for an insurance company and became friends with a coworker’s wife and she has been my partner [in Race for the Ring] every year. She is a Sacramento native and very familiar with locations around town, which is what I think helped us get third place our first year!

SP: Racers will be racing around town in search of jewelry graciously donated by Rogers Jewelry Company. What is your favorite piece of jewelry?
RC: I must say all the jewelry is beautiful. However, I am a big fan of the diamonds. I love the earrings and of course the gorgeous ring!

SP: What are you looking forward to the most about this year’s event?
RC: I am a thrill-seeker and even though this isn’t skydiving or anything, it’s extremely exciting to not know what place you are in until the end. The adrenaline is pumping, trying to hurry and answer a question to get to the next spot with your fingers crossed that you placed high enough for a prize!

SP: What motivates you to be part of this cause?
RC: SFBFS is awesome. Participating in the event itself is so fun and SFBFS helps so many people.

SP: What is your role with Race for the Ring 2012 and/or Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services?
RC: This year I am a race participant. Again, I try to attend SFBFS [fundraisers] because they support such a great cause.

For more information about the event or to register to participate, please visit the Race for the Ring website or the Race for the RIng splash page.

“Like” Race for the Ring on Facebook.

For more information about Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, please visit www.sacramentofoodbank.org.

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