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THE SUSAN G. KOMEN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION AND THE NATIONAL
DISTANCE RUNNING HALL OF FAME RECOGNIZE RUNNER, BREAST CANCER
SURVIVOR WITH FIRST SUZY KOMEN AWARD

UTICA, N.Y. – July 11, 2002 – The National Distance Running Hall of Fame and 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, will present the
first annual Suzy Komen Award to Bev Veals of Newton, N.C., a three-year breast cancer
survivor. Veals will be honored for her dedication to the fight against breast cancer through
her advocacy and volunteer work with the Komen Foundation, as well as her dedication
to the sport of running.

Veals will be recognized during the National Distance Running Hall of Fame Weekend,
an event encompassing the fifth National Distance Running Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
and the 25th Annual Boilermaker 15K Road Race. The ceremony will take place at the
Stanley Performing Arts Center in Utica N.Y., Saturday, July 13 at 5 p.m. Veals will be
presented with a bronzed replica of the signature Komen Race for the Cure® back sign in
addition to being featured in the newly established 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 creation of the Foundation and Komen Race for the Cure‚ Series,
the Suzy Komen Award is designed to recognize the strength and growth of the Komen
Race Series and to honor breast cancer survivors who race competitively and compete in one
of the more than 100 Komen Race for the Cure‚ events around the world. A panel of eight
judges, which included individuals from the National Distance Running Hall of Fame, the
Komen Foundation and New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc., selected Veals as this year’s recipient.

"We are thrilled to recognize Bev as the first Suzy Komen Award winner. She is an ideal
candidate for this award because of her enthusiasm for running and her ongoing efforts to help
advance the Komen Foundation’s mission to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease,"
said Cindy Schneible, vice president of cause-related marketing and sponsorship, the Komen
Foundation. "Bev is a great example of how people are not only surviving breast cancer, but also
how they are instrumental in advocating for research, education, screening and treatment of the disease."

"Bev is quite a role model, not only for breast cancer survivors—or runners, but for all of us,"
John Petrone, director of the National Distance Running Hall of Fame, said. "By honoring her
at the National Distance Running Hall of Fame, we hope that her story, her drive and her spirit
are an inspiration to our visitors."

In the past three years since her diagnosis at age 35, Veals has become a respected advocate for
breast cancer awareness, and she is an avid supporter of women’s running. She has competed in
more than 30 Komen Race for the Cure“ events around the world, including Race events in Frankfurt,
Germany, Rome, Italy and Athens, Greece where she finished as the female winner with a race time
of 19:15. Veals most recently won the Komen National Race for the Cure“ survivor division in
Washington, D.C., the world’s largest 5K race. As an active Komen volunteer, she chaired the
inaugural Komen N.C. Foothills Race in 2000 and 2001. Veals and her husband Scott have two
children, Allison and Bryan. They reside in Hickory, N.C.

"Because I was a runner before I was diagnosed with breast cancer, it felt right to get involved with
the Komen Foundation," Veals said. "I had run in a lot of road races and had even directed a number
of very successful races in Hickory (N.C.). But when I was diagnosed with this disease, my running
and breast cancer somehow made it seem like getting involved with the Komen Race for the Cure‚
was my predetermined path."

Locally, the Komen Foundation awarded a $15,000 grant earlier this year to the Breast Care Center
at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare. The grant is providing funding for staffing at the Breast Care Center
and for the operation of the "Perfect Fit Boutique," which provides services for women who have had a
mastectomy. "So many women, upon learning about our service, appreciate the personal attention, and
the opportunity to talk with registered nurses about their surgery and diagnosis. We are so grateful for
all that Komen does for every community, including ours," Suzanne Burns, Registered Nurse,
Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare Breast Care Center, said.

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.

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. 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 $450 million for breast
cancer research and community outreach programs since its inception. For more information about
the Komen Foundation, breast health or breast cancer, please 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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