Clarksville, Ark.-The University of the Ozarks women's soccer team and assistant coach Colby Keesee recently completed the Ozark region's 11th annual Susan G. Komen 5K Race for the Cure.
The annual race was held at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade Mall in Rogers, Ark. In 2008 the Ozark race funded over $653,000 to 14 agencies that support breast health education, screening, and treatment.
The largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2008.
In 1983, the first race took place in Dallas, Texas with 800 runners and by 2003 more than 1.3 million people participated in more than 100 Races around the United States and in two foreign countries.
On April 25 the University of the Ozarks women’s soccer team, adored in bright green team shirts, ran the program’s third annual race.
“It’s really fun to get out and support the Race for the Cure,” Keesee said. “It’s so awesome to see all of the people running the race and knowing we’re all supporting such a great cause,” she added.
By Emalee Pearson, Student Assistant SID