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File #: 0169X-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/9/2019 In control: Hardin
On agenda: 5/13/2019 Final action: 5/16/2019
Title: To recognize the Komen Columbus Race for the Cure® for celebrating 27 years of “Racing for Cures,” in the community, exceptional fundraising, and groundbreaking breast cancer research
Sponsors: Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Priscilla Tyson, Shannon G. Hardin

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To recognize the Komen Columbus Race for the Cure® for celebrating 27 years of “Racing for Cures,” in the community, exceptional fundraising, and groundbreaking breast cancer research

 

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WHEREAS, The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the world’s largest, most successful fundraising and educational event for breast cancer. The race series includes more than 140 events on four continents, with over one million participants coming together every year to take part in the fight against breast cancer; and

                     

WHEREAS, Established in 1993 the Komen Columbus Race for the Cure has grown from 875 participants to more than 20,000 walkers and runners, making it the largest Komen Race for the Cure in the United States; and

 

WHEREAS, the Komen Columbus Race for the Cure will take place on Saturday, May 18th in the heart of the Capital City; and

 

WHEREAS, the money raised will be used to support local breast health programs in Komen Columbus' 30-county service area, including education, breast health screening, and treatment; funds will also be used to support global research to find cures for breast cancer; and

 

WHEREAS, we encourage everyone to register and fundraise for the Komen Race for the Cure so that one day we can celebrate finding cures for breast cancer; now, therefore

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS: That this Council recognizes the runners, walkers, and supporters of Komen Columbus Race for the Cure for celebrating 27 years; further, we celebrate our community's breast cancer survivors, honor those who have succumbed to the disease, and support the family and friends who stood by them, for their determination and courage.