Downtown Houston hosted more than 32,000 participants of the 19th Annual Komen Houston Race for the CureR on Saturday, breaking the previous race record of 30,000.
Despite a tepid economy that has affected many charitable organizations, the Komen Houston Affiliate reported that more than $2 million had been pledged by Race morning.
“We are hoping to reach a total of $3 million dollars by our pledge deadline on November 15,” said Komen Houston Affiliate Executive Director, Dr. Adriana Higgins, Ed.D. “Every dollar counts and we know that our wonderful supporters will continue to help us to reach our goal.”
For nearly 20 years, the Race has steadily grown in participation and dollars raised helping to make the Komen Houston Affiliate the Top Komen Affiliate in the world for most funds granted in 2009.
Winners of this year’s Komen Houston Race for the CureR, sponsored locally by Marathon Oil Corporation are as follows;
5K Competitive Run – Female Division – Heidy Lozano
5K Competitive Run – Male Division – Adam Davis
5K Competitive Run – Survivor Division – Justin Colvin
Master Division (Ages 40-54) – Laurrie Cordes
Senior Division (55 and older) – Nancy Jacobs
For more information on the 2009 Komen Houston Race for the CureR visit www.komen-houston.org.