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Race for the Cure
by Camille Quebodeaux | Mar 10, 2017Dudley DeBosier was proud to sponsor our team for the Susan G Komen, Race for the Cure in Baton Rouge again this year. Every year our team continues to grow and this year we were 41 members strong for the race to raise awareness for breast cancer. Managing Partner, Chad Dudley, stated “Our firm looks forward to this event every March, and we are excited to see how it continues to grow each year. We are passionate about supporting local nonprofits that are helping the families in our community.” In addition to sponsoring a team for Race for the Cure, the firm also dedicates the entire month of October to supporting breast cancer awareness.
Susan G. Komen was started in 1982, when Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister Susan, who was dying of cancer, that she would do everything she could to end breast cancer forever. This organization that has created a global movement started out as just 200 dollars and a shoe box filled with names of people who could potentially become a donor. Susan G. Komen is the only organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against this deadly disease.
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure started in 1983 and is the largest and most successful educational and fundraising event for breast cancer. Race for the Cure is a 5K run and fitness walk that helps raise significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement. It is also a celebration of breast cancer survivors and honors those who have lost their battles with this disease. Race for the Cure has grown from one race in Dallas with 800 people to more than 150 races around the globe with nearly 1 million participants.