Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and Via Christi Cancer Center
237 from Via Christi
Via Christi raises more than $7,000 for Race for the Cure
The 2012 Susan G. Komen Wichita Race for the Cure drew more than 9,000 walkers, runners, survivors and supporters, including 237 participants on 15 Via Christi Health-affiliated teams. Between the donations and the registration fees paid, Via Christi teams raised over $7,000 for this year’s Komen Wichita Race for the Cure.
"There were more than 650 survivors registered in this year's race, which so far has raised more than $518,000," said Judy Moody, office coordinator for Anatomi Imaging and a 15-year breast cancer survivor.
Moody, a former race chair and board member, says Via Christi's support played a key role in making this year's event so successful. "With the Passionately Pink event, the full-page ads in the Wichita Eagle, and having organized 16 teams, we really got behind this year's race," Moody said. "That kind of support means a great deal to survivors and co-survivors."
Staff at the Via Christi Health tent gave out approximately 9,000 hot pink string backpacks along with information about breast health services offered by Via Christi Clinic, Anatomi Imaging and Via Christi Hospital.