TOWSON, Md. - Members of the Towson University Department of Athletics and teams will be competing in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday, Oct. 21 as an official team. The event is a 5K walk/run in Hunt Valley, Md. to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research.
The Towson "Pink PAWS" team is composed of 131 members, including members of the softball, men's lacrosse, swimming and diving and gymnastics teams along with their coaching staffs. In addition, members of the academic advising, facilities and sports performance staffs will be taking part.
The "Pink PAWS" team has been recognized by the Komen Race for the Cure as the 2012 Team Challenge Winner for Most Participants in the Workplace with 500+
employees. The Towson team will be recognized with a banner prior to the start of the race. The "Pink PAWS" group will also have a spot in the official team tailgate area prior to the race.
The team is being captained by Assistant Director of Athletics for Academic Achievement Bobbi Madison. As of October 17, the group has already raised over $7,000. Last year, the Pink PAWS team raised over $10,000 in the event. Donations can still be made to the team by clicking here.
“As a stage 4 breast cancer survivor it means so much to me and others that had to fight to beat this ugly disease,” said Madison. “My life has changed in every way and I am so grateful for the support and progression in medicine so that I could survive a stage 4 diagnosis! So please sign up for the race as soon as possible at www.komenmd.org/2012/pinkpaws.“