On Feb. 15, 2009, Orthodontic Specialists of Florida participated in the National Breast Cancer Half Marathon in Jacksonville, Florida. Created by Donna Deegan, a three time breast cancer survivor, this race is the only U.S. Marathon dedicated solely to raising funds to end breast cancer.
Kapley’s Cancer Fighters, the orthodontic group team, ran with 6000 people from all over the world through the unique beach communities of Jacksonville, Neptune, and Atlantic Beaches. The course was almost 14 miles long and included 2.5 miles along the beautiful Florida coastline. Kapley’s Cancer Fighters completed the race in less than 4 hours with supporters lining the streets to cheer for the runners.
The National Breast Cancer Half Marathon raised over $800,000 during the 2008 race and hopes to surpass that goal this year. Orthodontic Specialists of Florida plan to continue helping breast cancer charities in support of their co-worker Sabrina who was diagnosed in 2008.