Garrison Forest School Races for 4th Consecutive Komen Race for the Cure Team Challenge

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Garrison Forest School participates for the 18th Year in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and strives for its 4th consecutive Team Challenge win as the largest school team at the Hunt Valley Race.

Team GFS at Race for the Cure
It is deeply inspiring to see the entire Garrison Forest community come together to make a difference in the lives of women and families.

Garrison Forest School knows the power of numbers. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Today, there are more than 2.8 million women with a history of breast cancer in the U.S. Over the past few decades both the incidence and death rates for breast cancer have declined. On Sunday, October 25, 2015, Team GFS—alumnae, students, parents, faculty and friends—will join forces to help the numbers of survivors increase and the diagnoses decrease. Team GFS will race, walk and “sleep in” at the 2015 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Hunt Valley, Md. with a goal of raising $20,000 to support for breast cancer research and treatment.

Team GFS has its eye on a few numbers as well: It’s the 18th year for Garrison Forest’s school-wide participation in the event. The school is striving for its 4th consecutive Team Challenge win as the largest school team at the Hunt Valley race.

“As a girls’ school, it is vital that Garrison Forest School supports this important women’s health issue,” notes Dr. Kim Roberts, Head of Garrison Forest and the daughter of a breast-cancer survivor. “This disease has touched every member of our school community. It is deeply inspiring to see the entire Garrison Forest community come together to make a difference in the lives of women and families.” She once again will lead a “Run with Roberts” team of students, parents, faculty/staff and alumnae in the Komen Race for the Cure 5K.

Highlights of the 2014 Team GFS Komen Race for the Cure participation:

-The Upper School Chamber Choir will perform the National Anthem to start the Race on October 25, the third year in a row for the choir to have this honor.
-Team members include student breast cancer advocates Kristine Hilbert ’17 and Cammi Paladino ’17 who are 2014 Komen Pink Honor Roll members for their fundraising efforts.
-On October 19, Team GFS celebrates Pink and Denim Day on campus with all students and faculty/staff (Preschool through 12th) showing their pink pride.
-On October 19 at 1 p.m., parent volunteers will adorn the “Tree of Hope” on campus with hundreds of yards of pink ribbons upon which the GFS community has written messages of hope, courage or remembrance.

Team GFS will have a tent in the area at the corner of Shawan and McCormick Roads. For photos and detailed news about Team GFS, visit http://www.gfs.org/raceforthecure.

Media inquiries: For interviews before or during Race Day, contact Sarah Achenbach, Garrison Forest School Director of Communications, 443-744-0725 cell, 410-559-3179 office. sarahachenbach(at)gfs(dot)org. http://www.gfs.org

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