June 7, 2010
CBO’s greatest asset is its staff, committed not only to its important work supporting the Congress, but also to significant causes outside the office.
For a fifth consecutive year, members of CBO’s staff formed a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure team to support the fight against breast cancer. Captained by CBO Webmaster and breast cancer survivor Simone Thomas, this year’s 18-member team raised $4,754, far exceeding its goal of $3,000. That sum put the CBO team in second place for fundraising in the Congressional category.
The team was active in fundraising, holding a two-day bake sale and soliciting additional donations from friends, family, and other staff members. The team’s fundraising effort lasted for about a month, culminating in a 5K run/walk along the National Mall with 40,000 others on June 5. Thanks to Simone’s leadership, and the time and generosity of many other staff members, we were able to make an impact in the effort to cure breast cancer. That’s something of which we can all be proud.