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E.C. Barton & Company Sponsors Susan G. Komen’s Race for The Cure

Christie Miller | May 2, 2018

Jeff Chastain, attends a press conference where E.C. Barton & Company was recognized for their sponsorship of the inaugural event.

E.C. Barton & Company is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor for the Northeast Arkansas Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. This amazing organization raises funds to benefit breast cancer research, treatment, education, and screenings. Komen has invested over $2 Billion dollars in funds towards their goals so far.

Last year's Jonesboro event, for which Barton's and Surplus Warehouse served as presenting sponsors, contributed more than $400,000 to the Foundation. The company will also be the presenting sponsor for the 2018 event, scheduled for April 28th, 2018 on the campus of Arkansas State University.

Earlier this month, our own Jeff Chastain, attended a press conference where E.C. Barton & Company was recognized for their sponsorship of the inaugural event. In combination with other events throughout Arkansas, just over $1 million in grant money was announced to healthcare organizations all around the state. These grants fund treatment for breast cancer. Last year's Jonesboro event, for which Barton's and Surplus Warehouse served as presenting sponsors, contributed more than $400,000 to the Foundation. The company will also be the presenting sponsor for the 2018 event, scheduled for April 28th, 2018 on the campus of Arkansas State University.

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer. The series of 5k runs and fitness walks raises significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement. In addition, the race celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. The Komen Race Series welcomes people of all ages and fitness levels, from walkers to elite runners.

Here are some astonishing statistics regarding Breast Cancer in the United States:

  • Women: 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 40,920 breast cancer deaths
  • Men: 2,550 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 480 breast cancer deaths

E.C. Barton & Company will also have a team participating in this year’s race. We hope to raise money internally with a FUNdraiser. There will be jars with our department heads on the front where our partners can donate to the cause. The department head that loses, in reality, wins and will be playing a solo round of Pie Face! Some other things that we are doing to support the cure are:

  • Race Day Tshirts
  • Hot Pink Hard Hats with our logos
  • Participating in the Pink Pasta Party
  • Volunteering at the Survivor’s Breakfast

This is all in good fun and a great way support such an amazing cause. We hope that you will join us in supporting this great organization.