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News Brief

TCC turns out for a worthy cause

On a glorious October morning, students, faculty, staff and community members joined Team TCC in support of The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

TCC surpassed its goal to raise $1,250, collecting $1,332.94 for research toward a cure to eradicate breast cancer. Chesapeake student Patricia Rogers raised $364.40 on her own. Seventy-five percent of the money raised remains in the Hampton Roads area. The Women’s Center is an active advocate in the worthy Komen cause. In 2012, it is estimated that there will be 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer among U.S. women and 39,510 deaths. For men, 2,190 cases of breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed with 410 deaths.

Kim Robinson of District Facilities Management was team captain, and Debbie Behham was a VIP runner. Robinson is a two-year breast cancer survivor, defeating Stage 3 triple negative invasive ductal carcinoma. TCC’s group was among the largest in the educational category.