Bulldogs Race for Breast Cancer

Sept. 14, 2006

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Last Sunday, the Yale women's swimming and diving team took a break from the pool to run in the Komen Race For the Cure in New York, NY. The entire squad travelled to Manhattan to run in the five kilometer race to help raise money for the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Participants in the race were led by a group of breast cancer survivors along the course, which started outside the Museum of Natural History and finished on the east side of Central Park.

"The survivors were all very optimistic and ran with extreme pride," Captain Meg Gill said. "We wore our Yale Swimming shirts and many New Yorkers approached us to say that they appreciated us making the trip down from New Haven to run the race."

The Yale team managed to raise $625 for the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Report filed by Jamie Cordes '07, Yale Sports Publicity