Elizabeth Goodwin Participates in Massachusetts Ride for the Ribbon for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research
January 3, 2013 § Leave a comment
The fifth annual Massachusetts Ride for the Ribbon event, formerly known as Ride for the Cure, took place on June 3rd, 2012. Elizabeth Goodwin, a long-time equestrian enthusiast and medical communications manager participated in the event, which raised almost $100,000 on behalf of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer research and awareness fund.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the largest worldwide non-profit organization dedicated to fighting breast cancer through awareness, activism, health care, and scientific research. The Massachusetts affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has existed since 2001 as an independent non-profit entity. The organization sponsors a number of fundraising events every year, and 75 percent of the proceeds from these events go toward health education, breast cancer screenings, and treatment programs within the Massachusetts community. Over the past decade, the Massachusetts affiliate has raised over $2 million in support of breast cancer research and education programs and grants.
The Ride for the Ribbon event took place in Fenton Field in Barre, Massachusetts. The 9.8-mile riding course covered dirt and paved roads as well as wooded trails. Participants contributed a minimum of $250 each, and many collected donations from friends and family to support the cause.