Some of us walked, some of us strolled and some of us offered moral support from home, but together the NCFAHP staff and board members participated in the Triangle Komen Race for the Cure this year.
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is the largest breast cancer fund and awareness initiative in the world, gathering thousands of participants all over the country in state-by-state events. The Triangle event was held early on June 13 at Meredith College. A sea of white and pink runners and walkers started on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, and wound its way through tree-lined neighborhoods. Residents and supporters cheered on the participants, handed out water, and turned their sprinklers towards the road as the grateful crowd of runners passed by.
The NCFAHP participated as a team in support of former board member Laura Gerald, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2014. In her honor, the team raised close to $600. As of this month, we are happy to report that Laura’s cancer is in remission! All proceeds from the Komen Race for the Cure are used for breast health education, breast cancer screening and prevention, and associated grant programs.