On April 25, 2015, the HealthMarkets Team once again laced up their sneakers and participated in the Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth Race for the Cure at Ridgmar Mall. The HealthMarkets Team walked along with more than 6,500 individuals, who together raised over $780,000 towards the fight against breast cancer.
The Race for the Cure raises funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. The Race is the largest fundraiser for Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth and the largest charitable 5K Race in Tarrant County. Seventy-five percent of the funds raised from the Race support breast cancer detection, treatment and education locally in Tarrant, Parker, Johnson and Hood counties.
This year was my 7th time participating in the event with the HealthMarkets Team. I am inspired to walk by several friends who are survivors and by a current employee who now is decisively winning her fight with breast cancer. Their courage, fortitude and spirit motivate me personally to do all I can in the battle against breast cancer and to support the growing legions of survivors who have fought, and won, against this disease. This battle will continue until no woman has to face the diagnosis no one wants to hear, and until none of us loses a friend or loved one to cancer. That day will come, as long as we continue to raise the funds needed for both research and early detection programs.
My teammates and I greatly appreciate the support we received from our co-workers. Although only a few of us were able to physically walk in the Race due to various schedule conflicts, the HealthMarkets Team is much larger in spirit through the support and participation of our co-workers in fund-raising activities, like the bakes sales we hold leading up to the event. The Team is truly grateful to all of you!
Remember, though the Race has ended, you can still donate to Komen Greater Fort Worth on their website at greaterfortworth.info-komen.org/donate.