Race For The Cure

Saturday event recap.

This Saturday, September 12th, marked the 2009 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Since 1994, the Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio Affiliate has raised $15 million in support of finding a cure for breast cancer. And most of that money has come from the truly amazing, inspiring Race for the Cure held in Cleveland every year.

Of course, 2009 was a particularly significant year for Hotcards. Columbus Woodruff, our head boss-guy, was elected to the Komen NE Ohio Affiliate. Columbus is the big mover behind getting Hotcards so involved in the Race for the Cure.

race for the cure

If you’ve never been to the Cleveland event, start planning for next year! You will be completely blown away by the incredible feeling of community and human spirit on display there. Despite the gloomy morning, thousands of people came out to participate, and the crowd energy was incredible.

As you probably know, pink is the color of the ribbon representing support of breast cancer research, and the beautiful showing of that color, in t-shirts, ribbons, face paint, and signage made a moving visual statement.

However, the best thing to see out on the Cleveland streets this Saturday was the coming together of generations. Children, mothers, grandmothers, as well as fathers, sons, and grandfathers, walked and ran together, which says so much about how breast cancer affects generations of families.

Thanks to every individual who came out and came together to make the day great!

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