Thursday, May 7, 2009

Today in Photos -- Columbus by Night -- May 1st

While Luke and the Boys were recently in Columbus for the Celebrity Chef event, he had a chance to snap these two photos of Columbus at night. He said the city was all aglow in pink in preperation for what they call "Pink Week."

The Susan Komen for the Cure organization has been active in Columbus, Ohio since 1993. Events are held year round to lead up to the race and to help support women, men ,and family members who are dealing with breast cancer. 2009 marks the 17th year of the Race for the Cure in Columbus, Ohio.

As you may know, the national Susan G. Komen Foundation was founded by Nancy Brinker, who started the foundation as a promise to her sister who helped others while she herself was dying of breast cancer. Nancy started the foundation in 1982. Since its start, the Susan G. Komen Foundation has raised approximately $1 billion toward education and a cure for breast cancer. Since the Columbus branch started in 1993 it has, "Raised over $13 million -- 75 percent of that money stays in its 23-county service area and is used to conduct breast cancer education, screening and treatment. The Columbus branch is one of the leading affiliates in the national organization."

What you may not know is that Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine also participates in events. They have their own "OSU College of Veterinary Medicine Team" and will be there Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 8:00am, following the scenic route with other participants and groups through downtown Columbus and finishing at the Statehouse.

Pink Week is May 11-16 and OSU activities are being planned for the week leading up to the Komen Race, including lectures on a variety of topics: genetics, oncology, and veterinary research. They are even hosting a survivor panel. For more information please see their web page.

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