Metro, just like the rest of the St. Louis area community, is affected by breast cancer. Some employees, past and present, as well as family and friends, have been battled this cancer. On June 11, 2011, Team Metro participated in the Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure. Metro employees marched with their families, friends, and co-workers to raise awareness. Extra MetroLink trains were in service to accommodate the large crowds, with Metro personnel working on the crowded platforms in special pink ribbon themed polo shirts they purchased themselves. A MetroBus decked out in a Komen Race for the Cure paint job was on display at the event, and the Metro Mobile Command Center was available for local law enforcement to utilize in the event of emergencies.
Breast cancer affects the entire community, and it is a great reflection on our region that with 64,088 registered participants and over 1,000 teams, the St. Louis event is the largest Komen Race for the Cure in the country. We were honored to assist and participate in this annual event in Downtown St. Louis, and give great regards to the strength of women and men, at Metro and everywhere, who battle breast cancer.
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