DynCorp International employees in Virginia and Texas raised more than $10,800 to support the DI team, “Heart and Sole” in Fort Worth, Texas, which will be participating in the 2012 Greater Fort Worth Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The race will be held April 14 at the Ridgmar Mall.
“This is such a tremendous team effort. We will be gathering before the race to design a theme and gather decorations to show our spirit – DI is a true supporter of this cause and we have the largest team we’ve ever had participate,” said Jessica Davis, proposal analyst at DynCorp International and Heart and Sole team captain.
2012 Greater Fort Worth Race for the Cure
For 2012, the Susan G. Komen Foundation hopes to raise $500,000 at the Greater Fort Worth Race for the Cure. Heart and Sole currently joins 87 other teams in the area in this effort.
The 5K race features four divisions for registration: adult, youth, adult competitive and youth competitive.
Blue Jeans for Breast Cancer
To help raise funds in support of team “Heart and Sole,” DI employees in Alexandria, Va., Falls Church, Va. and Fort Worth, Texas, participated in a “Blue Jeans for Breast Cancer” week, April 2-6, 2012.
To participate, DI team members donated $5 for each day or $20 to wear jeans for the entire week. The money raised by DynCorp International offices in Ft. Worth, Texas and Falls Church, Va. will help fund breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs.
Komen Race for the Cure
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, with more than one million participants since 2005. The Komen Race for the Cure Series raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship, and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.
Up to 75 percent of the net income from Komen Race for the Cure Affiliate Races (such as the Greater Fort Worth race) stays in the local community to fund breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment projects. For the Fort Worth race, service areas include Tarrant, Parker, Johnson and Hood counties in Texas.
A minimum of 25 percent of the net income from Affiliate Races supports the Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Programs, which fund groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific conferences around the world.