Girlfriends run raises $60,000 for breast cancer

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Esther Short — The 11th Girlfriends Run for a Cure raised $60,686, according to the event’s preliminary fundraising totals, bringing the event’s 11-year total up to more than $500,000.

The Oct. 15 event featured a quarter marathon and half marathon, designed for women to get together to raise money for breast cancer research. The event raised money for Pink Lemonade Project, which provides support to breast cancer patients and survivors who struggle with the emotional and psychological aspects of breast cancer diagnosis and recovery, Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Oregon and Southwest Washington and Children’s Center, which provides mental health services to children and families in Clark County.

The top fundraiser was Andy Miller, who raised in $6,494, and Lisa O’Malley raised $3,050 to make her the event’s top Glam Gal. A Glam Gal must raise or donate at least $500 to get into the event, and in return, GLAMBeauty Bar pays their race entry fee.