In 2012, we were thrilled to welcome nearly 44,000 people to downtown Columbus for the annual Race for the Cure. Many of those participants were at the Race as part of a team, and in fact there were nearly 1,000 teams flooding the streets that day. Race participants often come together to celebrate or honor someone who has been affected by breast cancer. As we get closer to the Race for the Cure on May 18, we’re going to share with you stories of just some of the teams that will be participating on Race day. Now we proudly introduce you to…the Treasured Chests.
Not many people can say they are the first to register for the second largest Race for the Cure event in the country, but Treasured Chest Team Captain Robin Wells can. Before registration was officially announced to the public, Robin found the registration link and signed up her team to participate in the Komen Columbus Race for the Cure. In Robin’s own words, here’s why this event is near and dear to her heart.
“I was asked to walk on a team that Cherri Dunham, a childhood friend started. We were called Cherri’s Cherry; she was fighting breast cancer at that time and luckily she is now in remission. Cherri also included my Aunt Loretta Phifer on her shirt, who passed away six years ago in January.
We’ve walked on other teams the last two years. Donna Wise was added to our list with my Aunt who gave a good fight. This year we will combine our teams together as under the name, Treasured Chest.
Our goal is to have 40 members on our team and fund-raise $2,000 and we are well on our way. We started fundraising in November by selling crafts, candy bars and baked goods. Our Circleville community has been very supportive of us through donations. Our team loves donating all we can for this cause in hopes that we can find a cure.
We have members on our team that have lost loved ones, have loved ones fighting and Cherri, who is winning her fight.
I am passionate about this event and Komen Columbus’ mission because you never know when you are going to need help. I encourage you to form a team and be creative with your fundraising. We are all in this together.
Team Treasured Chest will be walking proud in bright green shirts on May 18th, racing for the cure!”
Join Robin and the Treasured Chest team by registering here.