Mother's Day morning was wet and windy in Chicago, but that didn't stop Team Hu-Friedy from crossing the finish line on May 11 in support of Breast Cancer Network of Strength (formerly known as the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization). The rain may have kept some away, but dedicated members of the Hu-Friedy Team wore smiles that brightened the gray morning. The team took cover under the festive Hu-Friedy tent and shared in raffle fun, breakfast treats, and lots of laughter. The team had a lot to celebrate after raising over $24,000 in donations with help from other Hu-Friedy teams across the country.
Hu-Friedy pledged to continue their second year of support for the Y-ME Race to Empower by establishing teams other Y-ME race cities across the country including Atlanta, Denver, Miami, New Haven, Sacramento, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.
Teams of dental organizations and partners also joined together under the Hu-Friedy name in many of the race cities including representation from the American Association of Women Dentists and individual members of the Friends of Hu-Friedy online dental hygiene community. A special Hu-Friedy race T-shirt was designed and worn by all the Hu-Friedy team members across the country. The T-shirt design was announced as the second place prize winner in the Race to Empower corporate T-Shirt contest.
The Y-ME organization also made an important announcement at the race — the organization will now be called the Breast Cancer Network of Strength to better communicate their mission of peer support, information and empowerment. An exciting new logo and branding message was revealed.
Congratulations to all those who ran, walked, donated, and volunteered. Team Hu-Friedy and the Breast Cancer Network of Strength sincerely appreciate the support.