Race For The Cure Fills Downtown Columbus


UPDATED: Sunday May 18, 2014 7:58 AM

More than 35,000 people ran and walked in the Race For The Cure on Saturday.

On Friday, volunteers at the Susan G. Komen headquarters in Westerville packed an estimated 15,000 survivor bags.

They contained items donated by sponsors along with some special notes and pictures from local school children.

More information about today's event provided by Komen Columbus:

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.

 

To learn more about how you can take part next year, visit the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure website.

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