Saturday, May 4, 2019 members of the North Carolina Central University Alumni Association, Raleigh/Wake Chapter and Friends participated in the 2019 Komen Triangle Race for the Cure. Funds raised from the event, which was held at the Research Triangle Park, are used for research to discover new treatments and technologies to improve outcomes for all patients; address gaps in access to and utilization of affordable quality of care; support survivors, care givers and those living with metastatic breast cancer; advocate for more research funding and protection for patients; and empower patients and the public to take charge of their breast health.
The Alumni team “Pearley’s Pearls” is named for Pearley Long Yelverton, a cancer survivor for 43 years. Pearley was the 2019 recipient of the “MORE THAN PINK” Award at the Komen Race for the Cure. The award is designated for a cancer survivor who represents the mission of Susan G. Komen.
Participants included Back row L-R: Markeetia Lamb, Sandra Richardson, Michael Joseph, Beverly Joseph, Carolyn Bane, Bernard Blue, and Linda Bailey. Front row: Mary Butler, Rosa Robinson, and Pearley Yelverton.