On September 20th employees from ShiftWise and NurseFinders teamed up to run in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Portland, OR. 50+ employees ran, walked and pushed their strollers through the streets of Downtown Portland in the support of helping to find a cure for cancer.
About the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure
In 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen® organization and the beginning of a global movement. What was started with $200 and a shoebox full of potential donor names has now grown into the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer.
To date, they have invested more than $2.6 billion in groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 30 countries. Their efforts have helped reduce death rates from breast cancer by 34 percent since 1990; and has helped improve five-year relative survival rates for early stage cancers from 74 to 99 percent.