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  Celebrated Runner, Breast Cancer Survivor to be Honored with Suzy Komen Award at National Distance Running Hall of Fame Induction Weekend

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the National Distance Running Hall of Fame Present Second Annual Award


UTICA, NY – July 1, 2003 – The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, a leading catalyst in the fight against breast cancer and host of the celebrated Komen Race for the Cure® Series, and the National Distance Running Hall of Fame will present the second annual Suzy Komen Award to Judy Pickett of Cameron Park, CA, a three-time breast cancer survivor and devoted runner.

Pickett will be honored for her dedication to the sport of running and the fight against breast cancer during the National Distance Running Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, an event encompassing the sixth National Distance Running Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and the 26th Annual Boilermaker 15-K Roadrace. The ceremony will take place at the Stanley Performing Arts Center in Utica, NY, Saturday, July 12 at 5:00 p.m. Pickett will be presented with a bronzed replica of the signature Komen Race for the Cure® back sign in addition to being featured in the Komen Race for the Cure® Series Exhibit at the Hall of Fame.

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the National Distance Running Hall of Fame established the Suzy Komen Award in 2002. Named for Susan G. Komen, the inspiration behind the establishment of the Komen Foundation and the Komen Race for the Cure‚ Series, the Suzy Komen Award is designed to recognize the strength and growth of 20 years of the Komen Race Series and to honor breast cancer survivors who race competitively and compete in at least one of the more than 100 Komen Race for the Cure‚ events around the world. A panel of eight judges selected Pickett as this year’s recipient.

“The Suzy Komen Award was created to exemplify the courage, struggles and triumphs of a breast cancer survivor, and Judy represents these traits,” said Cindy Schneible, vice president of cause related marketing and sponsorship for the Komen Foundation. “Judy has found a way to channel her passion for finding a cure for breast cancer into running. She has been a great advocate of the Komen Foundation and the Komen Race Series. We are honored to recognize her with this award.”

Pickett is a three-time breast cancer survivor who was first diagnosed in 1997. Eight months later, following surgery and radiation, she ran her first Komen Race for the Cure®. She went on to compete in 63 events in that last 37 months, winning the survivor division 55 times. She has vowed to run in 100 breast cancer running events. As a volunteer for the Komen Sacramento Affiliate, she served as Teams Chairperson in 2000 and 2001. During that time, the number of teams signed up for the Komen Sacramento Race increased from 42 to 125. Pickett and her husband Tod have three children, Kyle, Ryan and Zachary.

“Each time I cross the finish line in a Komen Race for the Cure®, I consider it a small victory. Not the place that I come in, but the fact I was able to compete at all, and finish the race. Even after being diagnosed with my first and second recurrence, I will not stop,” Pickett said. “I need to continue to run for the women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer that can no longer run, or have already lost their race against breast cancer. I also run for those women who haven’t begun their race, but may in the future.”

About the National Distance Running Hall of Fame

The National Distance Running Hall of Fame was established on July 11, 1998, to honor the sport of distance running. The National Distance Running Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring athletes who have made contributions to the sport of distance running, contributions that have brought the sport fame and recognition. The National Distance Running Hall of Fame houses exhibits such as Runner’s World Magazine, New York City Marathon Photo Collection, Chicago Marathon and the Komen Race for the Cure® Series. For more information about the National Distance Running Hall of Fame, visit www.distancerunning.com.

About the Komen Foundation

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1982 on a promise made between two sisters - Nancy Brinker and her dying sister, Susan G. Komen. More than twenty years later, the Komen Foundation and its Affiliate Network are global leaders in the fight against breast cancer through their support of innovative research and community-based outreach programs. The Komen Foundation is the nation’s largest private funding source for breast cancer research, raising nearly $600 million for breast cancer research and community outreach programs since its inception. For more information about the Komen Foundation, breast health or breast cancer, visit the Foundation’s website, www.komen.org or call the Komen Foundation National Toll-Free Breast Care Helpline, 1.800 I’M AWARE® (1.800.462.9273).

 

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