Susan G. Komen recognizes local branch's efforts

Susan G. Komen for the Cure deemed Komen Columbus "Affiliate of the Year" over the weekend at the organization's leadership conference.

A release said the Komen Columbus service area has grown from 18 to 30 counties in Ohio over the past 12 years under Executive Director Katie Carter.

"To be recognized as Affiliate of the Year is a reflection of our giving community and all our supporters," Carter said in the release.

The affiliate credited the development of a care-focused grant program, new educational programming and the growth of the Race for the Cure, which took place in May, as helping the organization to achieve the honor.

You can read about five participants in the race here.

-Taylor Rogers, @rogerstaylorj