RACE FOR THE CURE: Students' Mothers Inspire Teacher
Updated: Friday, May 17 2013, 08:30 PM EDT
COLUMBUS (Jen French/Ken Hines) -- More than a decade after first being inspired to join the fight against breast cancer, a central Ohio teacher will lead hundreds of runners in Saturday's Race for Cure.
Former Reynoldsburg volleyball coach Carrole Morbitzer has been involved in the race since learning in 1999 that 5 of her players' mothers were fighting breast cancer.
After learning of the women's illnesses, Morbitzer -- now a teacher at Hamilton High School -- began organizing teams to raise funds and participate in the annual Downtown Columbus race.
More than 600 participants have joined the Morbitzer's Hamilton High School team for the 2013 race. The teacher hopes the team will raise well over $100,000 to benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation.
The 2013 Race for the Cure starts Saturday at 8 a.m.