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SAISD comprises city’s largest ‘Race for the Cure’ contingent

SAN ANTONIO, TX.-   Nearly 1,000 feet belonging to School District employees will pound the pavement of downtown San Antonio this weekend, all for the cause of breast cancer research. With 450 members strong, SAISD’s group represents the most participants in the corporate category to walk or run at the:

11th-annual Komen San Antonio Race for the Cure
Saturday, March 29
7:45 a.m. start at the Alamodome, 100 Montana St.

The will be among 13,388 persons participating either individually or with one of 741 area teams.
The SAISD team was the idea of Superintendent Robert J. Durón who was in last year’s race, and coordinated by Dr. Jody Westbrook-Youngblood, District facilitator for professional learning, that department’s administrative assistant and breast cancer survivor Carmen Ng, and Roger Rodriguez, senior coordinator for health/physical education.

The annual “Race for the Cure” is a day of remembrance, hope, inspiration and celebration for breast cancer survivors family and friends. The 2007 race marked the fourth-consecutive year the event raised more than $1 million for the continued fight to end breast cancer.