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Komen Columbus Race for the Cure | Thursday, May 8, 2014


The future of Komen’s mission and how central Ohio is leading the way Q&A with Dr. Judy Salerno, Susan G. Komen’s new CEO and President Q: What are the major things Susan G. Komen is trying to accomplish in the fight against breast cancer in the next decade? • We’re going to keep the focus on funding cutting-edge scientific research that brings results to patients and the public as quickly as possible. At the same time, we’ll redouble our efforts to serve women and men facing this disease today. We’re the only breast cancer organization that takes this comprehensive approach to ending this disease – funding research and community health outreach; advocating for research dollars and programs for low-income women, and working on global platforms in 30 countries. • In the laboratories, we’re looking at vaccines and other scientifically sound methods to prevent breast cancer, even as we seek better treatments for women with metastatic and aggressive disease – the deadliest forms of the disease. • The advances of the past decade in genetics and medical technologies hold great promise for better treatments, better ways to assess and reduce

risk, and better prevention methodologies. We’re making a commitment at Komen to ensure that the momentum in research continues, by making a focused investment in the next generation of researchers. This year alone, our $30 million research portfolio will focus on the work that younger investigators are putting in motion.

Q: What impact is Komen having on breast cancer in the U.S. currently? • Komen is making a hugely positive impact on breast cancer. For example, breast cancer death rates have declined by 34 percent since 1990 in this country; five-year survival rates for early stage cancers are now at 99 percent and we’ve seen impressive improvements in five-year survival rates and treatments for people diagnosed with advanced and aggressive disease. • Komen’s research investments and our community outreach programs had a lot to do with that progress, but clearly there’s much more to do when more than 200,000 U.S. women and men face a

breast cancer diagnosis this year alone. Komen is the largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research – second only to the federal government – so we will keep our focus on research for the long term while continuing to help women and men who need us in our communities today.

Q: How important is the Race for the Cure and fundraising in the fight to save lives from breast cancer? • We simply can’t fulfill this mission without the generous support of people in communities like Columbus and all of our friends in central Ohio. The funds you raise, through events like the Komen Columbus Race for the Cure, make it possible for us to help thousands of women who live right here – with screenings for low-income and uninsured women, financial and social support through treatment and other programs to provide real-time help to women, men and families affected by this disease. • The funds raised here in Ohio also come back to the state in the form of research

grants to institutions like The Ohio State University, where we’ve funded more than $3 million in research over the years. • We’re very grateful for everyone’s participation in the Komen Columbus Race, and for the concern and compassion that Ohioans show for their neighbors and loved ones suffering from this disease.

Q: What are you most excited about in your leadership role at Komen? • My background is in medical research and in public health policy and community health, so I was very excited to join Komen last fall. Komen’s mission meshes perfectly with my background and together, we’ll continue making progress against this disease, just as Komen has made tremendous progress against breast cancer over the past 32 years. • On a more personal note, I travel quite a bit, and everywhere I go I meet breast cancer survivors who have benefited from treatments made possible in part by the research and outreach that Komen has funded over the years. It’s extremely

Dr. Judy Salerno, CEO and President of Susan G. Komen satisfying to see women and men who are thriving 10, 15, 20 and 30 years after a breast cancer diagnosis. But it’s also very sobering to understand that there are 40,000 women and men who will die of breast cancer in the U.S. this year – and another half-million around the world – so our work isn’t done yet. I’m excited by the potential of this organization – Susan G. Komen — to continue making a significant difference in ending this disease.

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Komen Columbus Race for the Cure | Thursday, May 8, 2014


Let’s make excellent happen 365 days a year New Balance is excited to announce a new program commemorating the 25th anniversary of our partnership with Susan G. Komen® in the fight to end breast cancer. The 25th anniversary will be supported by unique graphic tees and the Limited Edition 3190 shoe that is exclusive to only the New Balance retail stores. The Lace Up 365 program is a new way for consumers to join New Balance in staying connected all year-round by joining the Pink Laces Club and dedicating their workouts through social media with #LaceUp365 to a daily featured breast cancer survivor. New Balance is proud to offer the Lace Up for the Cure collection year-round, including footwear, apparel and accessories displaying the Komen running ribbon, an icon for breast cancer awareness. New Balance donates 5% of the suggested retail price from the Lace Up for the Cure collection with a guaranteed minimum donation of $500,000 each year. New Balance contributed nearly $1.9 million in 2012. New Balance is a National Series Sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® series of 135 5k races. We’re also a National Series Sponsor of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day®, a 60 mile walk series.

Who we are as a New Balance store

Leisurely walkers, serious athletes and folks who stand on their feet all day already know that New Balance footwear’s high-tech construction and eye-popping colors can make them feel and look great. Now they are discovering that New Balance’s commitment to foot health and proper fit makes shoe shopping a pleasure.

“Because New Balance makes a wide range of shoes in different shapes, sizes and widths, we can fit everyone,” says Bryan Mueller, director of retail sales. “Women’s shoes are available in sizes 5-13 with widths of AA-4E and men’s styles in sizes 7-18 with widths of AA6E. We also carry sizes to fit school age children.” Every visit to New Balance begins with courteous and professional attention from a Pro Care Fit Specialist, who invites guests to step across a specially designed mat that makes an imprint of both feet. This allows the fit specialist to identify fallen arches or other conditions that might determine the best type of shoe. Next, both feet are measured for length, width and arch length. Typically, one foot is a little longer than the other. Customers are encouraged to try on both shoes and take a stroll around the store. “With the proper fit and style, shoes will last longer, perform better and enhance the experience,” Bryan says. New Balance carries shoes that are designed specifically for sprinting, high-mileage, trail running, walking, the increasingly popular cross training and other athletic and leisure pursuits. The styles are also ideal for folks who stand on their feet all day, whether for work or pleasure, and require dependable support. The popular NB Ice apparel is sweat activated and fast-drying. As the wearer perspires, the apparel’s high-technology fabric cools body temperature two degrees. A visit to the New Balance stores should be the first step athletes and casual walkers take before hitting the trails or track this spring. New Balance’s expert fitting, fashionable styles and hightechnology designs will have folks off and running in no time.

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Komen Columbus Race for the Cure | Thursday, May 8, 2014


How Komen Columbus is making a impact


The NEED is

Komen is the only breast cancer organization attacking the disease on all fronts: in research, community outreach, education, advocacy and global work.


are diagnosed 154 women 35 will die of women diagnosed

with breast cancer have no family history.

There are HUGE gaps in services. HOW WE IDENTIFY OUR FUNDING PRIORITIES The Community Profile is a needs assessment that identifies gaps in services, barriers to resources and vulnerable populations in the Affiliate’s 30-county service area in Central and Southeastern Ohio. The Community Profile draws information via questionnaire, focus groups, key informant interviews and demographic data, and is analyzed to establish local funding priorities.






Our Mission in ACTION. True to being part of the largest grassroots breast cancer movement in the world the Affiliate funds local community organizations that fill gaps in services, remove barriers to resources and serve vulnerable populations in Central & Southeastern Ohio. LOCAL ADVOCACY






Our Work is Making a DIFFERENCE. OVER 20 YEARS: YEARS: OVER THE PAST PAST 21 breast cancer mortality rates are


and 5-year survival rates are


Over the past 21 years, our Affiliate has invested more than $22 million in cutting-edge breast cancer research, as well as screening, treatment and support for tens of thousands of local, low-income and uninsured women.


75% SAVING LOCAL LIVES to end 25% Research breast cancer forever

*annual net revenue

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Komen Columbus Race for the Cure | Thursday, May 8, 2014


Honorary Race Chair says early detection saved her life By NICOLLE RACEY Komen Columbus When you meet Ella Jane Hampton, the first thing she will likely do is give you a big hug and then hold your hand. This charming 4’11” woman with a Kentucky-born drawl has the gift of making people feel at ease and comfortable enough to share their personal stories with her.

Perhaps that effortlessness comes because she is willing to share her own breast cancer story with others. This year, Ella Jane will be celebrating 11 years of survivorship and she counts her blessings every day for not putting off her yearly mammogram. Ella Jane has a family history of breast cancer, and she understands the importance of early detection and “knowing your normal.”

“Even with a family history of breast cancer, I was still shocked when I heard my diagnosis. I thought of my husband, my children, my grandchildren and my mother,” Ella Jane recalled. “My husband Clyde, who usually goes with me to my mammograms, was stuck in traffic when the doctor gave me the news. When I finally got down to the car, I broke down and cried and called Clyde. He

met me in the parking lot, and we cried together, and decided it was time to fight and that I was going to beat this.” Before her diagnosis, Ella Jane considered herself to be positive person. She and Clyde took on life’s curves and ups and downs with a good attitude. But when she heard her diagnosis, she knew there was a bigger purpose for it. “I never looked at this as

a sickness; I looked at my diagnosis as an opportunity to share my positivity with others.” And so she did… and she continues to do so 11 years later. “While I was undergoing chemo and radiation I realized I was fighting not only for myself, but also for the people I love in my life,” said Ella Jane. See CHAIR on p7


Komen Columbus Race for the Cure | Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Young Philanthropist: Josh VanDervort By ANNIE KIRCHSTEIN Komen Columbus Intern

This May marks Josh VanDervort’s fourth year serving as the co-chair for the road marshals. The Road Marshals help maintain the safety and provide directions for all participants along the Race course.

Course Map for Komen Columbus Race for the Cure

Finding a cause one is With 75% of all passionate about money raised from often comes the Race for the throughout one’s experiences in Cure staying locally life. For Gahanna in Columbus, I Lincoln High School Senior knew that this was Josh VanDervort, an organization that finding his passion came at the I wanted to be a part age of 14 when of.” his grandmother was diagnosed – JOSH VANDERVORT with breast cancer for the second time. “While watching my grandmother battle breast cancer, I knew something needed to be done to end this terrible disease,” Josh said. Josh’s family began to participate in the Race for the Cure in both Nashville (where his grandmother lived) and Columbus. After Josh’s mother, April VanDervort, got involved with Komen Columbus, Josh was inspired to make a difference in the lives of breast cancer survivors. “With 75% of all money raised from the Race for the Cure staying locally in Columbus, I knew that this was an organization that I wanted to be a part of,” added Josh. Josh immediately rolled up his sleeves and got to work by volunteering for the Komen Columbus Race for the Cure. This May will be his fourth year serving as the co-chair for the road marshals, the volunteers who help maintain safety and provide directions for all participants along the Race course. “Josh turned his dedication to his grandmother into action,” said Becca Thomas, director of events and marketing at Komen Columbus. “He is a great example of never being too young or too busy to get involved. He manages to participate in varsity sports, to write college applications, and to attend school all while devoting hours to Komen to help organize a successful Race.” The sense of accomplishment is what Josh says makes volunteering for Komen Columbus and the Race worthwhile. “The Race for the Cure is ultimately about the survivors and making sure that we make Race day as special for them as possible. With that goal in mind, I have learned through my experiences to look to make every aspect of the Race as a celebration and I try to make it memorable for all who participate.” Interested in volunteering as a road marshal and joining Josh on the Race course? Visit to sign up to volunteer.

RACE DAY SCHEDULE Please arrive early street closures will begin at 7 AM

7-10 AM Expo on Broad Street between High and Third streets 7-10 AM SurvivorPalooza on the west side of the Ohio Statehouse. The Statehouse is located at 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, 43215

8 AM 5K Run (All participants will

start at the intersection of Front and Elm Streets)

Blue Timing Chip - runners line up first, followed by the noncompetitive runners. The 5K walk will immediately follow the 5K run. 9 AM

Family Fun Walk

10 AM

Survivor Ceremony

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“There were times, while I was waiting for my chemo/radiation treatments, that I noticed some people did not have anyone there with them. I remember feeling scared and overwhelmed, but I was fortunate to have Clyde with me at every appointment. Seeing those people by themselves in that waiting room didn’t sit well with me and I promised myself I was going to do something about it.” Every six months, when Ella Jane goes in for her follow up appointments at Columbus Oncology, she makes it a point to talk with the other patients. She arrives armed with small gifts to lift their spirits. “We laugh, we cry, but most importantly I tell them there is hope and they are not alone,” said Ella Jane. Ella Jane and Clyde attended their first Race for the Cure in 2004, right after her diagnosis, and she says the day left an impression on her heart. She recalls crying the entire time. “When you‘re at the Race, you realize how many people are af-

Ella Jane Hampton with her husband Clyde. Their team Ella’s Angels has been fundraising and participating in the Komen Columbus and Race for the Cure since 2005 and have raised approximately $24,000 for Komen programs. fected by breast cancer and it just stays with you because you see that this disease not only affects the person diagnosed but it also affects their family and friends,” said Ella Jane. It was then that Ella Jane and Clyde decide they wanted to become involved with Komen Columbus and the Race for the Cure. Team Ella’s Angels has been participating and fundraising since 2005 and have fundraised to date approximately $24,000. Ella Jane has consistently been one of the Top 100 fundraisers and her goal this year is to raise $5,000.

“We have to do more than just participate, that is not enough. I have seen the good work Komen Columbus has done in our community and met some of the women they have helped. There is a need and Komen Columbus is helping to meet that need,” said Ella Jane. “We all have our own reasons why we walk. Some walk in memory of or in support of someone they know who is battling breast cancer or someone who has lost the battle to breast cancer. Ultimately we walk because others can’t. We walk so that one day others won’t have to.”







REGISTRATION Join us at one of the following locations to pick up your t-shirts and bib number or to register yourself or others in person.

LOCATIONS Polaris Fashion Place - Lower level by the entrance to JCPenney Saturday, May 10th: 10 AM - 9 PM Sunday, May 11th: Noon - 6 PM The Mall at Tuttle Crossing - Enter through the doors by Panera, lower level by the Macy’s at I-270 Monday, May 12th: 10 AM - 9 PM Tuesday, May 13th: 10 AM - 9 PM Easton Town Center - Main mall area by the fountain and food area Wednesday, May 14th: 10 AM - 9 PM Thursday, May 15th: 10 AM - 9 PM Friday, May 16th: 10 AM - 6 PM Vern Riffe Center RACE DAY - Saturday, May 17th: 6 AM - 8 AM


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