Komen Sacramento Race for the CurePublic
Susan G. Komen Sacramento Race for the Cure, Post Race EXPO
2007 was the Komen Foundation’s 25th Anniversary, and nearly 25,000 people came together in Sacramento, CA to participate in the annual Race for the Cure! Do An Event was privileged to assist in producing an outstanding and exciting celebration. We were then invited back for their 2008 and 2009 Races. The Do An Event team incorporated a fresh new colorful look with coining the phrase, “Komenizing” the California Exposition Fair Grounds with13,500 feet of pink and white vinyl and balloons! We established volunteer guidelines and job descriptions for the over 930 volunteers, staffed 6 INFO Czars and distributed over 350 signs. We gave away over 19,000 baked items, 14,000 pieces of fresh fruit, 10,400 Yoplait yogurts and 21,000 beverages! So needless to say, they needed the over 90 port-o-lets! Do An Event managed regional and national sponsors from the Sacramento Monarchs basketball team to FORD motor company. We had 3 months of planning, 3 days of set-up and we cleaned up in just 3 hours after the event!
These races rewarded us in a way we had never felt. Serving this population of incredibly strong women and their supporters fed something deep to our core and we were changed by these experiences forever.