U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. – The Air Force women’s gymnastics team volunteered at the 23rd Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Garden of the Gods this past Sunday, spending their time helping out people who came to witness this wonderful event.
The Susan G. Komen Foundation, formed in 1982, is an organization helping the support of breast cancer awareness. Since it was founded, they have funded more than $920 million in research and more than $2.0 billion in medical care, community and provider education and psychosocial support, serving more than 60 countries worldwide.
“I thought it was a great opportunity to go out and help those in the community as a team,” senior team captain Jamie Lewis said. “My aunt is a breast cancer survivor, so it really hit home for me to see these individuals fighting and racing for such a strong cause. The team had a great time and we look forward to volunteering at more events in the future.”
The Falcons worked the buses to and from the parking lots prior to the race. They accompanied groups of people from the parking lot to their cars and would relay valuable race information along the way. The team also helped collect funds to help cover the costs of the bus transportation.
For more information on the Susan G. Komen foundation, visit their website at ww5.komen.org