Wow! We’re still in awe of our Oregon and SW Washington community for coming out in such force for Race for the Cure this past Sunday, September 16th. The morning was rainy and brisk, but a little drizzle wasn’t about to stop this motivated group of Race for the Cure participants.
Before the race, people milled around chatting, getting to know each other, and pinning their race numbers to their outfits. Many ducked under sponsor tents to avoid the sprinkles, but there were just as many folks who didn’t seem to care at all about the rain! The costumes were as unique as the participants…tutus, sparkly headbands, and hot pink raincoats all made an appearance. If you can imagine it, and if it’s pink, you’ll see it at Race for the Cure.
This multi-generational event was open to all. Pups on the trail of dropped donuts dragged their owners through Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and children too small to be race participants themselves surveyed the crowd from the shoulders of their parents. Team Janine members Chloe and Caleb perused the race village with their Aunt Stephanie before the walk started, as pictured above. Team Janine, sponsored in part by The Good Feet Store, raised over $36,400 this year to retain its title as the #1 fundraising team for the Oregon and SW Washington Race for the Cure.
The Susan G. Komen Foundation recognizes the “cost of breast cancer can be a large burden mentally, emotionally, and financially.” Coming together to raise awareness and donations creates a community that all can benefit from. Instead of feeling isolated by breast cancer, at Race for the Cure, people can feel united.