(Research Triangle Park, NC)—Implus Footcare, LLC, one of the world’s leading companies in below the ankle footwear accessories, is proud to announce its Airplus® brand will be a Team Sponsor for The 2009 Komen NC Triangle Race for the Cure®. This year’s charity event is scheduled for June 13, 2009 at Meredith College.
As a Team Sponsor, Airplus® has committed their support for the organized fundraising teams in the event in addition to providing a variety of its products to the event’s participants. The Komen NC Triangle Race for the Cure is the largest foot-race in North Carolina, attracting more than 24,000 walkers, runners, and spectators in 2008. Now in its 13th year, this event has raised more than $10 million to support breast cancer research, education, and screening and treatment programs.
“We are honored to be able to contribute to this year’s Race for the Cure® and The Susan G. Komen for the Cure mission,” said Todd Vore, President of Implus Footcare LLC. “The Komen NC Triangle Affiliate does a tremendous job of working toward a world without breast cancer, and we are proud to support them in their efforts.”
The 2009 Komen NC Triangle Race for the Cure is just one way Airplus® and its parent company Implus Footcare contribute to the local community. The company is a proud corporate supporter and makes yearly commitments to a variety of non-profit organizations, including local Collegiate Athletics Departments, The National Association of Basketball Coaches, The Kay Yow WBCA Cancer Fund, The V Foundation for Cancer Research, The Canes Cycling Club, and other community athletic organizations.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Events like the Komen Race for the Cure® have invested nearly $1 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. Up to 75 percent of all funds generated by Komen NC Triangle stay in the local area while the remaining income goes to Komen for the Cure’s Grants Program supporting research, educational and scientific programs around the world. Join us by calling 919-493-2873 or visiting us online at www.komennctriangle.org.
About Implus Footcare
Headquartered in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, Implus is an innovative leader in the “below the ankle” categories of insoles, performance socks, shoe laces and shoe care. Implus’ brands include Sof Sole®, Yaktrax®, apara®, Airplus®, Sof Comfort®, Granger’s®, Little Hotties® and are distributed in over 50,000 retail outlets across North America and in 65 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit www.implus.com or call (800) 446-7587