On May 16, 2015, tens of thousands of people instilled an inspiring feeling of hope as they gathered in the streets of downtown Columbus, Ohio to show their support for breast cancer survivors and to remember those who have died from the disease.
The 23rd Annual Komen Columbus Race for the Cure, the largest Race for the Cure in the United States, reached 31,755 participants and raised approximately $2 million which will support local breast cancer programming for under-served and uninsured women, as well as global research.
Of the participants, more than 1,700 breast cancer survivors wore pink survivor shirts. This year’s Komen Columbus Race for the Cure had nearly 1,000 volunteers and over 300 A.D. Farrow Harley Davidson riders showed their support by comprising “Thunder Tunnel” over the Broad Street Bridge to cheer on participants. 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
“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.”
Even though the next Race for the Cure 2015 has ended, the race to find the cure for breast cancer continues year-round! Susan G. Komen always welcomes donations.
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