JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 10, 2014 -- Florida East Coast Railway ("FECR") will once again sponsor the Susan G. Komen® North Florida 20th Race for the Cure. The event will be held October 18 at the Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville. Participants can run, walk or jog on either a 2K or 5K course.
“We are pleased to be a part of this important event. Our sponsorship is in honor of our employees, customers, suppliers and the communities we serve who continue to fight for a cure to breast cancer,” said James R. Hertwig, President and CEO of FECR.
“I am elated that Florida East Coast Railway is returning for their second year as our Race for the Cure naming sponsor,” said Delores Wise, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen® North Florida. “Together, FECR and Komen North Florida are addressing the fear, the fight and the cure of breast cancer.”
The company’s support for cancer awareness is also reflected by two FECR locomotives, which have a special paint scheme that includes the pink ribbon symbol associated with the national Susan G. Komen® organization. The locomotives were placed into service last September.
Since 1995, The North Florida Affiliate of Susan G. Komen®, has awarded more than $1.925 million to local hospitals and clinics to help provide mammograms, biopsies, educational materials, genetic testing and transportation assistance to underserved North Florida women — and men. Komen North Florida serves Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties. Up to seventy-five percent of net proceeds generated by the Affiliate stay in the North Florida area. The remaining proceeds go to the national Susan G. Komen® Grants Program to fund scientific research. For more information, call 904-448-7446 or visit www.komennorthflorida.org
Based in Jacksonville, Florida, Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) is committed to providing customers with outstanding reliability, flexibility and connectivity. The company provides a wide range of economical services, including carload and door-to-door intermodal solutions across North America. In addition, FECR connects customers to worldwide locations through its strategic partnerships with Port Miami, Port Everglades and Port of Palm Beach. For more information, visit www.fecrwy.com