The Susan G. Komen Columbus Race for the Cure was named the largest Race for the Cure event in the country, and second in the world, and to celebrate the accolade, the organization has named NBC4’s Robyn Haines as one of three honorary race chairs for the 2015 event.
“Being chosen as one of the honorary chairs is extremely humbling. I’ve been sharing my story with anyone who will listen for nearly five years now in hopes of helping just one woman avoid the pain I went through,” Haines said. “Now, I’ll be able to share it during the largest Komen Race in the country. I can’t wait to lead Team Rockin’ Robyn again in 2015!”
“We are excited to have Maria Durant from ABC6/FOX28, Robyn Haines from NBC4, and Tracy Townsend from WBNS 10TV join us as we celebrate this milestone,” said Katie Carter, executive director for Komen Columbus. “Each of these women are breast cancer survivors, and collectively they celebrate 17 years of survivorship.”
Haines is a five-year survivor. She was diagnosed when she was 27 years old.
Durant is an eight-year survivor. There is no history of breast cancer in her family. Townsend is a four-year survivor. Her breast cancer was discovered during a routine mammogram.
The honorary chairs invite the public to join Komen Columbus for The Main Event, a cocktail reception to kick off the race registration and fundraising on Feb. 7. Ticket information will be available soon at komencolumbus.org.
The race will be held Saturday, May 16, 2015 in downtown Columbus.