Volunteers make Komen race possible

By WEEK Producer

May 11, 2013 Updated May 11, 2013 at 6:57 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- The Race for the Cure has run through Peoria for the past 28 years. That is thanks to the hard work of organizers and volunteers.

This year's race brought out more than 400 volunteers. Some members of the WEEK/WHOI family manned the water table helping to keep all the participants hydrated.

Our news director Don Shafer said he is proud to be a sponsor of the race and volunteering is part of our commitment to serving the public.

"We've been dedicated to Komen since the walk's inception," said Shafer. "We always help raise funds. It always amazes me how much our people are willing to give their own time."

The combined total for cash, in-kind sponsorship, fund-raising and registration came to $985,000. That is still $15,000 short of the Komen affiliate's $1 million goal.

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