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Komen Race another success
 



Left: Emily Watenbaugh, Teresa and Laura Covington

Taylor and Melanie Poyner, a cancer survivor

 
 
The early morning chill may have delayed arrivals, but by race time at 9 a.m. the sun shone bright for thousands of runners and more than 400 volunteers. 
 
The Brentwood police estimate close to 20,000 people showed up to walk and run the 3.2-mile Susan G. Komen race route through Maryland Farms.
 
 “The city of Brentwood always steps up to host a great event for all of Middle Tennessee,” said Melissa Houck, director of development for the Susan G. Komen Greater Nashville Affiliate. 
 
“We were blessed this year with great weather to encourage thousands of people to come together to help us put an end to breast cancer. Our fundraising efforts are year-round, but this is by far our largest event and helps put over $750,000 back into the community for screenings, treatment and research each year.”
 
Houck said 8,000 participants registered for the event and as of Tuesday raised more than $646,000 or 62 percent of this year’s $1 million goal. Donations will continue to be accepted until Nov. 15.


















Tracy Ward, Mattie Ward, Carlie and Penny Taylor
and Karen Costello   

Photos by Carole Robinson

 

Posted on: 10/30/2013

 
 

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