$2 Million Raised at Annual Komen Columbus Race for the Cure
23rd Annual Komen Columbus Race for the Cure Provides Hope to Tens of Thousands
31,755 participants came downtown to Race for the Cure; approximately $2 million raised
(Columbus, Ohio) – 31,755 participants participated in the 23rd Annual Komen Columbus Race for the Cure – the largest Race for the Cure in the United States — to show support for breast cancer survivors and remember those who have died from the disease. Additionally, approximately $2 million was raised to support local breast cancer programming for underserved and underinsured women and global research.
The emotional event was highlighted by:
• More than 1,700 breast cancer survivors wearing pink survivor shirts;
• Nearly 1,000 volunteers along the course, at the expo and at the finish line;
• More than 700 corporate, civic and individual teams — including the largest corporate and civic Komen teams in the United States – Team L Brands with 9,740 people and Team Perez with 625 people. Additional team participation winners include:
– Division I (companies with less than 100 employees): Team NDA from NorthPointe Dance Academy with 71 team members;
– Division II (companies with 101 to 250 employees): FST Logistics with 64 team members;
– Division III (companies with 251 to 500 employees): Lifestyle Communities with 174 team members;
– High School Division: Hamilton Township High School with 252 team members
• More than 300 A.D. Farrow Harley Davidson riders comprising “Thunder Tunnel” over the Broad Street Bridge to cheer on participants;
• Approximately $2 million raised to support local breast cancer programming for underserved and underinsured women and national research.
“Once again, Central Ohio came out in huge numbers to unite friends, relatives, supporters and survivors as one family in the battle against breast cancer,” said Katie Carter, Komen Columbus Executive Director. “We have funded more than $25 million for community programs and global breast cancer research. We have a long way to go, 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 nearly one million 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.
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