That figure includes money from, among other things, cash sponsorships, race registrations, pledges to date, the silent auction, raffle proceeds and merchandise sales - and that figure will rise, as pledges are being accepted through September 1. When in-kind sponsorships (radio and TV airtime, newspaper and magazine space, etc.) are factored in, the total becomes $345,903, according to a statement released Thursday by the Vt-Nh. affilaite of the Komen Foundation's Race for the Cure.
"It was a very good day, all things considered," said Debbie Peretz, Vermont-New Hampshire Affiliate President. "Our numbers were down but the energy level was up, and the folks on the field - participants, volunteers, survivors, everybody - really put their hearts and souls into the Race. Good things will come from this and, hopefully, we'll see our numbers start to turn around next year."
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