Record-Setting Washington Romp Raises $33,000 to Stomp out Breast Cancer
Event breaks attendance record and beats last year’s fundraising by $3,000.
Komen Puget Sound staff and volunteers joined 1,100 other energetic snowshoers last Saturday at Stevens Pass for the Tubbs’ Washington Romp to Stomp to help beat breast cancer. The event raised over $33,000–beating last year’s total by $3,000– to support the Affiliate’s breast education, early detection and patient treatment support programs in Western Washington.
This year’s event saw a record number of showshoers taking part in the day’s events, which included a 5K snowshoe walk, a 3K snowshoe race, and a “L’il Romper Dash” for the youngest participants. Komen Puget Sound Executive Director David Richart was on hand to thank event attendees for their commitment to stomping out breast cancer. Funds raised during this year’s event will provide hundreds of mammograms and other breast health services for low-income and underinsured women living in the Affiliate’s sixteen-county service area.
Since 2010, the Washington Romp has raised over $220,000 to support Komen Puget Sound and that amount will likely increase during the next several weeks. Donations to the Washington Romp will continue to be accepted through March 31 and may be made by visiting the Washington Romp’s donation page.