A sea of pink t-shirts and powerful women dominated downtown St. Louis this weekend, when over 50,000 individuals came out to support the fight against breast cancer.
Among the 50,000 were 250 WWT employees, along with their friends and family.
This year marked the 15th Annual Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure. The St. Louis Affiliate of Komen Race for the Cure is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community joining more than 1 million breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe.
Over 75% of the funds raised through this event stay right here in our local communities.
WWT’s team name was once again, “In Memory of Norma.” Norma was a very devoted mother and co-worker, who lost her battle against breast cancer in February, 2003. During her 4 years with World Wide, Norma will forever be remembered for the memorable impact she had on us all - employees and customers.
“When you entered the building and Norma was at the front desk, she always greeted you with a warm smile and kind words. Her high spirits and positive attitude made you feel energized. She was an extraordinary person and we all miss her dearly” said Bob Olwig, VP of Corporate Business Development at WWT.
Jodie Shore, a WWT administrative assistant, who has participated in the event in the past, described the emotions of the race “ I take it personally that so many people would come out to show their love and support. It means a lot that thousands of individuals care about what I have gone through and what I might have to go through in the future.”
Thanks to our employees and everyone in the St. Louis community who participated in Saturday's event.