Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure

Sun May 13, 2018 Directions
Team Hot Spots

We thank the 400 teams—and every member of every team—that came together as one family this Race season!

You came, you collaborated and you gave it! We thank every 2018 Race team for all your efforts to register team members and fundraise. Thanks to you, more women will have what they need to survive breast cancer.

Race day may be over, but the 2018 fundraising goes on until July 31!

Please consider making another donation and continue to encourage others to donate to your team. 
Please note, the deadline for individual and team fundraising prize consideration has passed. If you and/or your team earned a fundraising prize, our office will notify you shortly.


Just Announced: Rookie of the Year Teams

First-time team, highest fundraiser
- Leon Levy's Team, Captain David Levy, $3,500

First-time team, largest team
- Mary's Mob, Captain Mary Gasperi, 43 members


2018 Team Fundraising Challenge Winners

These teams raised the most money of any other in their category. (totals are as of Race day)

Community/Support Group: PFT Walks the Walk (Philadelphia Federation of Teachers)
- Total team fundraising, $16,447.57
- Captain, Joan McGowan

Corporate, Business, College/University: TWU 234 Women's Committee
- Total team fundraising, $6,010.00
- Captain, Chauntann Reid

Faith-based: St. Matthew AME Church Team Healing Hands
- Total team fundraising, $2,915.50
- Captain, Lynne Dudley

Friends and Family: Spunky's Hope
- Total team fundraising, $13,126.00
- Captain, Jodi Krawitz 

Hospital: Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Washington Twp.
- Total team fundraising, $1,752.00
- Captain, Michele Gaguski

Law Firms: Rawle & Henderson LLP
- Total team fundraising, $3,561.00
- Captain, Nancy Mangini


2018 Team Participation Challenge Winners

These teams recruited the most members of any other in their category.

Community/Support Group: Spring-Ford School District Employees and Friends
- Total team members, 78 
- Captain, Joy Rubeo 

Corporate, Business: College/University, Team PCI
- Total team members, 101
- Captain, Dee Washburn

Faith-based: Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church Cancer Ministry
- Total team members, 181
- Captain, Darlene Tansmore

Friends and Family: WE HAVE A TIE!
Team Ballard
- Total team members, 45 
- Captain, Melissa Ballard
- Total team members, 45
- Captain, Johanna Conicello

Hospital: Team Einstein
- Total team members, 68
- Captain, Rochelle Millhouse

Law Firms: Cozen O'Connor
- Total team members, 117 
- Captain, Sarah Klem


Congrats to This Year's Dietz & Watson Challenge Winners!

These stellar teams will each be treated to a Dietz & Watson Grillebration to celebrate the huge impact they made on saving lives through their 2018 Race efforts.

Top Fundraising Team: PFT Walks the Walk
- Fundraising total, $16,447.57
- Captain, Joan McGowan 

Largest Team: Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church Ministry
- Team recruitment total, 181 members
- Captain, Darlene Tansmore


Congratulations to our pre-Race challenge winners.

We thank every team that gave it their all to meet our pre-Race challenge deadlines. All of you added more fuel to our fight through your team member recruitment and fundraising. We extend special congratulations to the following winners:

  • Team Tent Challenge, 100 members or more: Team PCI; team Captain, Dee Washburn.
  • Team Tent Challenge, $10,000 or more: Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church Cancer Ministry; team Captain, Darlene Tansmore. PFT Walks the Walk; team Captain, Joan McGowan. Team Spunky’s Hope; team Captain, Jodi Krawitz.
  • April Team-building Challenge added 10 new members: Cozen O’Connor; Sarah Klem.
  • April Fundraising Challenge added $750 or more: Team Akman; team Captain, Terri Akman. Axler’s Angels; team Captain, Laura Axler. Team Ballard; team Captain, Melissa Ballard. Debbie’s Dream Team; team Captain, Debbie Aron. Giannella; team Captain, Vivian McDevitt. Hearts for Judy; team Captain, Joy Cooper. Team Joffe; team Captain, Leila Joffe. PFT Walks the Walk; team Captain, Joan McGowan. PSU Power! team Captain, Stephanie Lilly. Susan’s Warriors; team Captain, Florence Marcus.


No-Fail Fundraising Tip of the Month

Stick it out! Some of the most effective fundraising occurs a few days before the Race, on Race day and even a day or two after the Race. So don’t relax your efforts just because the Race is almost here. In fact, you and your team members should reach out to even more people for donations over the next several days. As Race day draws near, stories about our Race in the news and on social media will inspire our community to get involved—and your team can be right there waiting for them with the perfect opportunity to support the cause! To make it easy for people to support team fundraising, be sure to give them your direct link for donating to you:

  • Go here,and then click on “profile.”
  • Scroll down to the fundraisers section to find the link to your online fundraising page.
  • Share this link so that people can donate directly to your fundraising.