Nearly 300 Comcasters ignored the rain on June 6 in Seattle to participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure held at Seattle Center. Not only did these people raise money for the cause, but $10,000 was donated from the Comcast Foundation in the name of Cindy Gallanger (more on her in a moment) as well as $20,000 for sponsorship.
Overall, more than 13,000 people participated in the series of races, which ranged from a 1 km walk to a 5 km run through the Belltown neighborhood in downtown Seattle and back to the Seattle Center. The event raised nearly $1.5 million in the fight against breast cancer.
Comcast was a significant presence at the race, with the yellow shirts of the Comcast team, Comcast volunteers lining the race route and Comcast bucket trucks placed at strategic locations.
This year’s race held special meaning for the Comcast team, because it served as a tribute to longtime VP of Customer Care Cindy Gallanger, who passed away on March 2 from cancer. For its efforts, the Puget Sound Race for the Cure gave Comcast its highest award, the Nakata Community Hero Award.
“We are grateful to Comcast for financial support through Race for the Cure sponsorship and charitable contribution, for the Comcast on air public awareness campaign and for paying tribute to your beloved colleague, Cindy Gallanger, by forming one of the largest teams participating in this year’s Race in her memory,” said Cheryl Shaw, Executive Director of the Komen Puget Sound Affiliate.
Here’s a wide variety of great pictures taken by Bob Kash, Lynnwood-based Technical Care Supervisor: