Weekend Race Update from Komen Connecticut, Puget Sound, SC Wisconsin and Deutschland
Passionate Komen supporters hit the pavement this past weekend, raising funds and celebrating each other during the Komen Connecticut, Puget Sound, South Central Wisconsin and Deutschland Race for the Cure events.
The Hartford Courant (here as well) reports that the Komen Connecticut Race drew an estimated 4,000 people (despite the pouring rain). A particularly touching moment was when 7-time breast cancer survivor Nancy Sousa sang the national anthem in the rain, prompting the entire crowd to become silent while she sang.
With over 8,500 enthusiastic participants the Komen Puget Sound Race was an incredibly festive day. Kicking off the fabulous Race day, members of the survivor parade were escorted by members of the award winning Blue Devils drum and bugle corps. The Seattle Times (here as well) and KING5 covered the event which raised $1.1 million.
Washington, DC also had their share of fun with the Komen Global Race on Saturday morning. Approximately 27,000 participants , including Gabrielle Union, violinist Sarah Charness and country music singer Colby Dee met us at the Washington Monument to Race across the National Mall. Our full recap of the event is located here.
And across the pond, Komen Deutschland reported that nearly 2,500 participants gathered this year for the 2nd Komen Deutschland Race in Hamburg– almost double from last year’s Hamburg Race! Komen Deutschland’s website shares more details (as well as some photos) from the event.
Komen Races coming up next weekend:
You can find your local Komen Race for the Cure here.
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Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, we have invested more than $1.9 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.