$2 Million Raised during Komen Columbus Race for the Cure
May 19, 2014
(COLUMBUS, OH) – The Central Ohio fight against breast cancer was 35,309 participants strong at the 22nd Annual Komen Columbus Race for the Cure. Participants joined the battle, celebrated survivors and raised more than $2 million in the process.
The emotional event was highlighted by:
- More than 1,700 breast cancer survivors wearing pink survivor shirts and celebrating their lives with family and friends;
- 500 volunteers along the course, at the expo and at the finish line to ensure a safe and fun day for participants;
- Nearly 800 corporate, civic and individual teams — including the largest corporate and civic Komen teams in the United States – Team LBrands with 9,805 people and Team Perez with 805 people. Additional team participation winners include:
- Division I (companies with less than 100 employees): OSU for Cancer Free with the Wexner Medical Center Outpatient Surgery Center with 43 team members
- Division II (companies with 101 to 250 employees): Lifestyle Communities with 135 team members
- Division III (companies with 251 to 500 employees): Restoration Hardware with 52 team members
- High School Division: Hamilton Township High School with 465 team members
- More than 300 A.D. Farrow Harley Davidson riders comprising “Thunder Tunnel” to cheer on participants;
- Approximately $2 million raised to support local breast cancer programming for underserved and underinsured women and national research.
“We expected nothing less from the Central Ohio community. Every year they come out in big support for Komen Columbus and the Race for the Cure, and this year was no different. We have raised more than $30 million over the past 22 years and today was just another testament to this community’s fight against breast cancer,” said Katie Carter, executive director of Susan G. Komen Columbus. “We have a long way to go in this fight, but it’s days like today that renew our faith that one day there will be an end to breast cancer forever.”
Since 1993, the generosity of corporate sponsors and the central Ohio community has enabled Komen Columbus to fund 911,465 breast health services including but not limited to: free and low cost screening mammograms, mobile mammography screening events, treatment supplies (i.e., medication, lymphedema supplies, breast prostheses, bras and wigs) to women, men and their families in Komen Columbus’s 30 county service area.
View pictures from the 2014 Komen Columbus Race for the Cure.