Race for the Cure: A spirit of support
The 21st Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure drew nearly 18,000 participants. Tons of volunteers were needed to help make it happen.
The race raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. So, when given the opportunity, Labconco was eager take part on August 10th, 2014, to support such a great cause and give back to our community.
It was an overcast and rainy morning, and although the rain may have dampened the race day T-shirts, it did not dampen the participants’ spirits, especially not the spirits of Team Labconco and Labconco Corporation’s race day volunteers. A total of 20 Labconco team members participated in the race, and 22 others volunteered to hand out water at the Labconco water station along the race route.
This was Labconco’s fourth year sponsoring a water station and providing the volunteers to man it. Many of Labconco employees have taken part in Race for the Cure each year, and look forward to being a part of it again. Becky Alexander, Customer Service Representative at Labconco whom has participated each year, says, “I do it because it's fun to get involved and it is such a good cause. There are so many people affected by breast cancer, so this is just my small way of helping out.”
This ugly disease affects everyone’s life in some way, directly or indirectly. It knows no boundaries. Likewise, everyone can help support the cause in his or her own way. As depicted in the photo collage above, support for such a great cause can come in all sizes and all ages, each one providing hope for the future, so that lives might be saved. And one day, this disease can be cured.
Labconco plans to continue to support the cause through future races and in many other ways. Come rain or shine, Labconco’s spirit of support will remain strong!