It was such an honor to work with the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Greater New York City yesterday to help capture NYC Race for the Cure photos in Central Park. In today’s blog post I have highlights from the afternoon, plus a bit more information on the Susan G. Komen foundation and how you can get involved.
Central Park was packed with inspiring runners and volunteers, all there for a good cause. While I documented several sections of the race, I was specifically assigned to photograph the ‘Endure for the Cure’ portion of the day. The ‘Endure the Cure’ was an ‘Amazing Race’-type event in which runners in teams of two raced through the park picking up clues after having to ‘endure’ such obstacles as putting on a show for the public at the Dairy and feeding carrots to horses at the edge of the park.
The Susan G. Komen foundation was named after Susan Goodman, later Susan Goodman Komen, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33. Unfortunately, she died of the disease in 1980. Her sister, Nancy Goodman Brinker, took up the cause of advocating for breast cancer patients by starting the foundation in her sister’s memory in 1982. The mission of the organization is to ‘save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.’ The logo of the organization — the pink ribbon — has become an internationally recognized symbol for breast cancer awareness.
The Race for the Cure event is currently the world’s largest fundraising event for breast cancer education and research. The race is held in numerous cities all across America every spring. If you would like to find a race in your area, you can visit the Race for the Cure link here.
Enjoy the NYC Race for the Cure photos, and if you would like to view more images of nonprofit events from my portfolio, then please visit my website — KellyWilliamsCorporate.com.