Portland, September 15th, 2013. Downtown Portland was awash with pink as tens of thousands took to the streets for the Komen Portland Race for the Cure. Organizers say the Portland race is among the top five most successful in the nation. 630 teams raised nearly $2.5 million. “Team Janine” was the top fundraising group raising over $32,600.
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Here’s are some of the images that made us smile:
The Honorary Race Chair was Don Pearson, Regional President of Wells Fargo. Here’s a list of the top teams (in order) and their totals:
Team Janine, $32,643.26; CONSUMER CELLULAR, $14,795.00; Kickin’ and Grinnin’, $13,185.00; Komen Kommandos – The Breast Team Ever, $11,193.00; #TEAMKAREN, $10,076.00; Team Tektronix, $9,369.00; Tough Mothers, $6,210.00; Nonnie’s Warriors, $5,255.00; 5K Warriors, $3,800.00; Project Hummingbird, $3,590.00.
Top fundraising individuals included: Neeley Wells, $6,285.00; Judy Billings-Behensky, $3,390.00; Julie Seiber, $3,390.00; Lance Bachman, $3,075.00; Toni Mountain, $3,050.00, Julie Papke, $2,905.00; Linda Harris, $2,500.00;
From Susan G. Komen for the Cure:
Our Vision: A World Without Breast Cancer
We’ve made tremendous progress in the fight against breast cancer, with mortality rates down 31 percent in 20 years, and the five-year survival rates from early stage cancers now 98 percent versus 74 percent when we started, Women are benefiting from more personalized treatments for this disease. But until no one fears a diagnosis of breast cancer, we still have a lot of work to do.
As your trusted local resource, we are here through the fear of a potential diagnosis to a life well lived with breast cancer. It’s our privilege to support breast cancer survivors by providing resources, offering our annual Breast Cancer Issues Conference, and empowering women to be their own healthcare advocates. Funding research is core to our promise to end breast cancer forever.
From Charity Navigator – For the fifth year running, Susan G. Komen for the Cure received the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest independent evaluator of charities.
We were also named Advocacy Champion of the Year in 2012 for our work to pass Senate Bill 433, a bill that expands Oregon Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (OBCCP) eligibility for women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer, changing the law to serve all eligible women, regardless of where they receive their diagnosis.
Here’s a recent promotional video.