Student and Coach Reunite at Race for the Cure
Updated: Saturday, May 18 2013, 10:49 PM EDT
DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS (Jen French)--In pink and in stride, and estimated 40,000 people participated in the Columbus Komen Race for a Cure.
Nearly 14 years ago, Lindsey Krumm was a Reynoldsburg High School senior. She and four of her varsity volleyball teammates all had mothers diagnosed with breast cancer.
"We just were each other's support system through that time. We found out my mom had it. What's the chances of 5 girls on a volleyball team?” Krumm said.
Though her teammates' mothers survived, Krumm's didn't make it. Her coach at the time was Carole Morbitzer, who now teaches at Hamilton High. Both Krumm and Morbitzer reunited at Saturday’s race.
Since Krumm lost her mother, her former coach started brining students to Race for a Cure.
"Our team started with literally just our volleyball team. Now, it's 600 students,” Krumm said.
Krumm is now a teacher herself and engaged. She and Morbitzer haven’t stopped coming to the race.
Every year, Morbitzer brings a crowd. This year, an estimated 600 people were on the Hamilton Township High race team.
$2 million was raised at the Columbus Komen race. An estimated 2,000 survivors were on the course.