Komen Oklahoma Reforms To Cover All 77 Counties

Saturday, September 28th 2019, 9:31 am
By: Amelia Mugavero

Thousands of people from across the state are taking place in the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure at Tulsa's River Spirit.

It’s now the only Race for the Cure in Oklahoma as this year the affiliates in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City merged into one statewide affiliate serving all 77 Oklahoma counties.

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That new affiliate is called Komen Oklahoma. Komen Oklahoma CEO Abbi Lee spoke on Saturday about what this change means for the future of the organization.

“Now that we have merged together, the funds raised here today, they’re going to go to all 77 counties. So, we are able to meet needs of the men and women of our communities. So, we are really excited we’ve had and incredible support system kind of follow us through this transition and we have been able to create new partners through all of this,” said Lee.

As the half-marathon and timed 5-K runners cross the finish line this morning they'll be getting special medals to commemorate their run and with Komen Oklahoma is now one statewide affiliate they had to change the design of their logo, t-shirts, and of course the race medals. In addition to the medals everyone who participates today gets a Komen Oklahoma t-shirt. There are also special shirts for male and female breast cancer survivors.