In 2010, the Birmingham Apartment Finder Team formed Team Finder Cure to help put an end to breast cancer. On Saturday, the team participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Event, held in Downtown Birmingham’s Linn Park. Team Finder Cure honors the memory of nine incredible women and celebrates 14 survivors, including several of our very own: Cristie David, Carol Ann Grace, Kathy Wilson, and previous Apartment Finder team members Thea Edens and Nan Caveretta-Price, who is currently fighting breast cancer.
As the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure series raises awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer. It also celebrates survivorship and honors those who have lost the battle against the disease. The race began in 1983 and has grown into a global event with over 120 races worldwide.
This year, Team Finder Cure won the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Team Shirt Contest. They were voted best Team Shirt for the 2014 race! The shirt features an image of Rosie the Riveter, a cultural icon made popular by women working in factories during WW II. The shirt’s slogan reads, “We Can Do It!” with a pink ribbon. Team Finder Cure even had a “mascot” – Robin Hixon dressed as Rosie the Riveter and was a huge hit, with many race participants wanting photos with her.
Keli Lynch-Wright, Regional Publisher for Apartment Finder Birmingham, received the Dr. Violeta Caceres Award, an award given to a team for exceptional effort, support, and dedication to the Race for the Cure.
After receiving the award, Lynch-Wright said, “I am incredibly honored! I hope we are doing Dr. Caceres proud and serving her legacy well. I love and miss her.”
The team set up an Apartment Finder tent at the event, and digital version e-book cards were given out to all 12,000 attendees. Two orange banners with the Apartment Finder logo were placed at the starting line.
“It was an awesome day!” Lynch-Wright said. “We grabbed the pink bull by the horns. I’m so grateful for all of the amazing people who came out for the race. They are changing lives and making a difference.”
Be sure to check out Team Finder Cure’s Facebook page to learn more! Here are some photos of the event: