Race for the Cure on hold for 2014


(Ottumwa)— A popular spring time fund raising event will not be held this year.

KTVO television is reporting due to a lack of manpower and volunteers the race will not be held.

Tom Shafer Chairman of the race says there has been a lack of manpower in several key areas including marketing and public relations and a lack of sponsorships.

Shafer says organizers decided the best option was to wait until they can on an event the community, participants, survivors and those battling cancer can be proud of.

For now, the Race for the Cure Board plans to focus on restructuring and getting everything organized for the next race in the spring of 2015.