Connie Browning was used to commanding the attention of groups of people in her role of President of AT&T Ohio, but these days she’s in charge of a different group of people – her annual Race for the Cure team.
For the past several years Connie has led a group of friends, family and co-workers at the annual Komen Columbus Race for the Cure, and looks forward to seeing the community’s overwhelming support every year.
“By forming a team, I can coordinate a very specific effort and role in participating in the larger event without getting lost in crowd,” Connie explained.
With so many people participating in the race each year, Connie tries to make the Race rewarding and memorable for each of her team members.
“The best part of being a team captain is that everyone on my team truly appreciates that I try to make it easier for them to register, get their shirts and be part of a group on Race Day,” Connie said.
A loyal Buckeyes fan, Connie sees her clothes change from scarlet and gray to pink during the month of May.
“The excitement, enthusiasm and the ‘painted-pink’ downtown is such an experience you have to be there! People have likened it to their first experience attending an Ohio State football game in the horseshoe … you walk in hearing the band and are overwhelmed by the sea of red. In downtown Columbus in May, you hear the bands and music and as you get closer, you are overwhelmed by the sea of pink!”
For anyone considering starting their own team this year, Connie assures that it’s easier than most to get people join your team and raise money.
“Many are looking for a team to join so they can walk or run with a group on Race day. Just make a few calls, do a little follow-up email and you will be very proud of your contribution on Race day!”