The JES Holdings Striders participated in the Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure,” on September 18, 2011. Over 20 JES employees supported the cause by walking or running in the race held on the University of Missouri campus. The week prior to the race, JES Holdings employees sold t-shirts, hats and bracelets to raise additional funds for the cure.
The global movement was established by Nancy G. Brinker in honor of her sister, Susan G. Komen, in 1982. Over the last 29 years, the foundation has accumulated over $1.9 billion, the largest non-profit fund dedicated to fighting breast cancer in the world. The Mid-Missouri Affiliate, established in Columbia, MO, has been supporting the cause since June of 2006.