Race On! Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 2011

On Sunday September 25th, the Orange County community hit the streets of Fashion Island in Newport Beach to support the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. This race is one of the largest charity events in Orange County and unites our community with hope and resolve for a future without breast cancer. Among the 22,000 participants was our mighty “Team WIC”. Team Women’s Imaging Center’s members included a mix of employees and their families from Medical Specialties Managers, Moran, Rowen & Dorsey and Women’s Imaging Center, all located in Orange, California. Women’s Imaging Center Radiologist and annual race participant Dr. Richard Cho joined the team. Our team was also joined by special guests Dr. Lilly Ramirez-Boyd and Dr. Brian Boyd as well the amazing staff from the offices of Dr. Randy Fiorentino, Dr. Karen Lau, Dr. Lisa Valle and Dr. Juan Velez. With more than 70 participants, Team WIC was able to raise a $3,000 contribution.

In the sea of pink t-shirts, you could spot the Team WIC members from a mile away! Our t-shirt theme this year was “Take Charge! Show Cancer Who’s Boss!” Our team members wore a grey t-shirt that featured a tie and suspenders embellished with breast cancer awareness and support buttons. Graphic designer Corrie Tse (www.corrietse.com) donated her talents for the cause.

Celebrating the 20th annual Race for the Cure, the Susan G. Komen Foundation has raised over $1.3 million in 2011 through race participants alone! In its 20 years of tradition, the Race for the Cure has raised over $27 million dollars that has gone towards awareness efforts, research and supporting those affected by breast cancer. This year, the foundation set their fundraising goal at $3 million. Donations are still being accepted to hit the target (www.ockomen.org). With the help from foundations such as Susan G. Komen, researchers are able to work towards finding a cure.