Company named top fundraiser for this year's Race for the Cure
Aug 10, 2011
A local company in San Antonio, Texas, has been named the top fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen's Race for the Cure this year, according to the San Antonio Business Journal.
The computer hosting company, Rackspace, consists of 150 employees. It was recently announced that they raised $50,125 to support breast health care initiatives in their town. Local testing, screening, treatment and education about the disease will take up 75 percent of the money raised, and 25 percent will go to international research, according to the media outlet.
"This is the greatest contribution from a single team in our 14-year Race for the Cure history," Niki Simpson, executive director of the Komen San Antonio affiliate, told the news source. "Rackspace's generous support will help save countless lives in our community."
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cause of the cancer-related death, second only to lung cancer. The death rates have been decreasing, however, due to positive breast cancer health news and early detections.