Local Media Figures Come Together for the Cure

Every week, more than 150 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and 35 of those women will die.

Komen Columbus has a mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever. The funding we receive helps us attack this disease on all fronts: in research, community outreach, education, advocacy and global work.

We are always so thankful for the strong support received from local media to help communicate our message. We are honored to have several media personalities to emcee the 2015 Komen Columbus Race for the Cure tomorrow, Saturday, May 16.RaceDay_talent_fb_1200x627

10TV’s Angela An and Mike Davis will kick-off the day as the Survivor Ceremony emcees. They will be celebrating all the survivors attending and even try to get the crowd warmed up with a survivor line dance. Click here to learn the steps.

This year we are thrilled to have three honorary chairs, who are breast cancer survivors – collectively they celebrate 17 years of survivorship. These three inspirational women are 10TV’s Tracy Townsend, NBC4’s Robyn Haines and ABC6/FOX28’s Maria Durant and will be located at the main start stage of the Race.

* Maria is an eight-year survivor. There’s no history of breast cancer in her family.

* Robyn is a five-year survivor. She was diagnosed when she was 27 years old.

* Tracy is a four-year survivor. Her breast cancer was discovered during a routine mammogram.

Cheering on participants in the Family Fun Walk are Sunny95’s Stacy McKay and CWTV Columbus’s Alissa Henry. 10TV’s Kristyn Hartman and Power 107.5’s Misty Jordan will be at the finish line handing out high-fives and hugs as survivors cross the finish line.

“The fact that we’re the largest Race for the Cure in the country speaks to the incredible strength and support demonstrated from the community in the fight against breast cancer,” said Becca Thomas, director of events and marketing at Komen Columbus. “The Race brings Central Ohio together and the unity from our media partners demonstrates this point.”

Please join us downtown on Saturday, May 16 and Race for the Cure. For Race day information, please click here.