A tremendous race
Dear Editor: On July 17, we were privileged to co-chair the Aspen affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s annual Race for the Cure. This was our 14th race and for the first time we held a Dog Walk for the Cure in conjunction with the event.All race events took place at Rio Grande Park and were a tremendous success due in large part to the incredibly generous support of this community. With the breathtaking views of Aspen Mountain all around, almost 2,000 registered participants and a multitude of spectators came out to support our mission: the eradication of breast cancer as a life-threatening disease.Through its fund-raising events, the Komen Aspen affiliate is able to distribute grants in the Roaring Fork Valley and has begun expanding its service area to include the Vail Valley and Garfield County. Over the years, our 5K races have raised well more than $2.5 million, most of which goes to supporting education, low cost and free mammograms, and research. This would not be possible without the help and support of our national sponsors, local businesses, and individuals who give generously of their time and money And, all of those who came out to run, walk or just support our efforts. Thank you one and all. And thank you to all of our dog walk participants who were not only enthusiastic but also very well behaved!As residents of the community, we are proud of the overwhelming outpouring of support we receive from this community. The spirit of caring and giving evident here made chairing this event a doubly gratifying experience. Again, thank you to everyone who contributed to making our 14th Aspen Race for the Cure a fabulous success and we look forward to seeing you again next year!Lillian VillanovaJudy Brennerco-chairsAspen Race for the Cure
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