More than 50,000 people are expected to lace up their athletic shoes and take to the National Mall on Saturday morning for the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure — and Congress will be well-represented at the annual 5K race.
As of Wednesday, 43 Congressional teams had signed up for the event, which raises funds to help people diagnosed with breast cancer. That quashes the previous record of 35 teams, which was set last year. Along with 30 House offices and eight Senate offices, staffers from the Government Accountability Office, Congressional Budget Office, African-American Women on the Hill, Congressional Black Associates and Women’s Congressional Staff Association will field teams.
Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joseph Biden, will speak during the opening ceremonies, and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke are also expected to take part in the festivities.
Interested in taking part? Late registration takes place Thursday and Friday at the Hyatt Regency Washington at 400 New Jersey Ave. NW.
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