Choate Savannah Supports Komen Race for the Cure

April 18, 2013

Have you ever heard of a race with 5,001 winners? Choate participated in one this weekend in downtown Savannah, Georgia. The fifth annual Susan G. Komen Savannah Race for the Cure raised more than $210,000, with a record-breaking number of participants filling the streets.

“It’s a deeply personal thing for all of us on the team,” said April Callon, Marketing Coordinator and Office Manager at Choate in Savannah. “In one way or another we are all touched by breast cancer. A grandmother, an aunt, a mother-in-law. We walk for all those fighting this battle.”

The Choate team, 22 members strong, powered through Telfair Square with pictures of loved ones pinned to their bibs. Choate team member, Mark Thompson, walked with his mother-in-law, Christine Green, aka “team survivor.” She garnered her twelfth strand of beads for her twelfth breast cancer-free year.

Choate Construction Company was a sponsor of the local event, which the company has participated in for three consecutive years. Choate has also supported Race for the Cure in Raleigh, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia. This year’s Savannah team raised more than $4,000, with our very own Mandy Jeffcoat contributing a whopping $2,320. She ranked 11th overall in fundraising for the entire race.

Choate gives a tremendous thank you to all those who supported our team and those who walked next to us at the race. We look forward to seeing you there next year!