Community Involvement, News + Insights  |  May 9, 2017  | 

Crowds Turn Out for the “Coolest” Komen Race for the Cure on Record

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, May 9, 2017 — Wake Radiology, the Triangle’s leading provider of outpatient medical imaging, salutes all of the survivors, supporters and volunteers who turned out on a surprisingly cool and wet May morning to make last weekend’s Komen Triangle Race for the Cure a huge success.

For the second year in a row, the race was held at The Frontier in Research Triangle Park. Early estimates indicate that more than 7,000 people participated in the event, but official numbers are still being tallied.

“Every year, we’re amazed by the spirit of the people we meet during our local Komen event,” said Dr. Lyndon Jordan, President and Managing Partner at Wake Radiology. “I am personally humbled by the people who stop to tell us their experience and how some of our very own technologists and radiologists have played a part in their detection, diagnosis and early treatment. This event is always an example of the grit and grace so often used to describe breast cancer patients and survivors.”

Again this year, Wake Radiology was proud to be the official sponsor of the more than 340 teams who participated in the event. At the race, we happily gave away more than 5,500 cooling towels (which many used as warming towels because of the weather). And, we also provided a pink-ribbon backdrop for participants to take a selfie and share their experience.

Team Wake Rad was also on hand to answer questions about the difference between traditional and 3D mammograms. As the Triangle leader in 3D mammography, we were pleased to explain that 3D mammograms:

  • Offer greater visualization of breast tissue than traditional 2D mammograms
  • Provide greater accuracy for earlier and easier detection of breast cancer
  • Mean fewer callbacks

While at Komen, we encouraged women to make a “Pinky Promise” with someone they love that they will have a screening mammogram during the next 12 months. Most all participants agreed that regular screening mammograms and early detection are critical in fighting breast cancer.

Just like during the race-day event, there is still time for women to make a Pinky Promise and be entered to win a Alta FitBit HR. Our Komen Pinky Promise campaign is open through Mother’s Day, May 14, 2016. Click here to make your Pinky Promise.

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