Early Saturday morning, thousands of people in Oklahoma City will be gathering downtown, warming up their muscles, grabbing coffee and wearing pink.
You’ll be able to count among them more than 80 Thunder employees and family members, and the back of our shirts will read “Team Jane.”
Jane is an employee known to many of the fans who regularly attend Thunder games. She’s been a critical part of the Thunder Guest Relations team, and her sassiness and spirit are infectious.
During the off-season, Jane has gone from being a picture of health, to being diagnosed with breast cancer, to being a breast cancer survivor. We’ve all been keeping a careful eye on her progress and we’ve rejoiced to see her cancer-free and back in the office part-time.
The Thunder sponsors a team in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure every year, and we always have several employees who make the commitment to walk or run for this excellent cause.
However, this year none of us can say that we haven’t been affected by breast cancer. We’ve all been affected by what Jane has gone through, and it’s made us all the more determined to play a role in fighting this disease.
So on Saturday, bright and early, we’ll be there. We’ll be lining up with the thousands of others to show our support for Jane and for ending breast cancer. We’ll bring Rumble and the Thunder Girls to warm up the crowd, we’ll bring the Thunder Drummers to liven up a water station and we’ll bring all of our energy to promote this cause and our community.
- Karina Henderson