On September 18, a group of Barnard's faculty, staff and students helped fight breast cancer by participating in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and raising $12,154. It's not too late to help out: donations are still welcome through the end of October.
Read about Team Barnard: Remember Jayma in the August edition of the Komen Greater NYC Newsletter. An excerpt:
"Team Barnard: Remembering Jayma was created in 2006, a couple of months before the death Jayma Abdoo, who worked in the Dean’s Office of the college. Abdoo had a recurrence of breast cancer after being in remission for five years. She died before the Race, but 30 colleagues walked in her honor that year. The team continues to race — remembering her and others who have suffered from the disease."
Team Barnard: Remember Jayma walks in memory of Jayma Abdoo.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1.9 billion since inception in 1982. Chief Executive Officer Dara Richardson-Heron, MD, is a Barnard alumna, Class of 1985.