By Mandi Enger
On Saturday, May 5, 2012, Nevada State College administration, faculty, staff and students joined the southern Nevada community in the fight against breast cancer by participating in the 17th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The group of nearly 30 participants from the college laced up their tennis shoes to show their support in both the one-mile fun run/walk and the 5K near the downtown Las Vegas Fremont Street Experience.
President Bart Patterson was the group’s captain and a participant in the 5K. It’s great to see the NSC team so motivated to take part in community events such as the Race for the Cure, said Patterson. We look forward to growing our presence and support of the event moving forward.
Susan G. Komen estimates that over 15,000 individuals participated in the May 5 race, fundraising over $225,000 for the organization. Event donations can still be made on behalf of the NSC team through May 31 here.
To learn more about Susan G. Komen in southern Nevada or how you may support breast cancer research, visit: http://komensouthernnevada.org/.