Pink shirts. Pink shoes. Pink hair. Pink everything. There was a lot of pink in Madison recently during the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K. Pink is the national color of breast cancer and participants were out in full force supporting a great cause and raising awareness. The Susan G. Komen organization is dedicated to combating breast cancer by funding grants to local hospitals and community organization that provide health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs.
This was the 17th annual Race for the Cure, but it was the first year that Globe University-Madison East created a team to participate. The campus team, Globe University for the Cure, was created by the campus Wellness Committee which is constantly promoting wellness on campus and inspiring staff members to pursue healthy choices. The team consisted of 18 participants ranging in all ages. Some team members ran the 5K, while others walked. Together the team raised more than $500.
“Race for the cure was a blast! There was a real sense of community,” said Health Care Management Program Chair April Grimsled. “All 8,000 of us were connected as we were all there to support a great cause. This event is great for all ages. My daughter had a great time and we are excited to participate again next year. Our favorite part was probably the group warm up with stretching and dancing.”
Globe University-Madison East’s Wellness Committee plans to promote more events like this for the staff and possibly students to participate in the future. It’s a great way to stay active as well as support a great cause.
“The event was amazing,” said Director of Career Services Elizabeth Disch. “Not only was preparing for and completing the run personally rewarding, but knowing that my participation and fundraising efforts will assist breast cancer research is extremely satisfying.”