June 23, 2009
While not working hard to produce estimates of varying kinds for the U.S Congress, the Congressional Budget Offices staff often uses its formidable energies to help charitable organizations. As part of their ongoing commitment to the fight against breast cancer, members of our staff, friends, and family members participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure by walking or running the 5K race around the National Mall or by making pledges to the team or to individual team members. As a result of staff participation in fundraising, which included a CBO office bake sale, CBO was ranked number one in the Congressional category, surpassing 20 Congressional teams for top honors by raising a total of $3,578.50. CBOs team was led by Simone Thomas, a CBO webmaster and cancer survivor, who has led annual efforts to raise funds for this important cause.