2010 Komen New York City Race for the Cure®

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Survivors at the 2008 Race

Survivors at the 2008 Race
© 2008 Mark Jason Photography.

Welcome, Survivors!

We look forward to seeing you at the 20th Annual Komen New York City Race for the Cure on September 12th in Central Park.

One of the highlights of the Race is Survivors in their pink shirts walking with family and friends. Don’t miss it! If you haven’t registered yet or want to form a team, there’s still plenty of time.

This year, we’ve put together an exciting host of events and services for Survivors.

Join us in Survivor Village for the Stash Tea Party — pre-Race tea and breakfast will be served (with coffee, if preferred) so that you’ll be energized for your walk/run.

To avoid waiting in line on Race Day, we encourage you to pick up your t-shirt at Advance Registration at the Hilton New York on Friday, September 9 (10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) and Saturday, September 11 (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), if you have not had it already sent to you. T-shirts will also be available on Race Day at Survivor Village from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. If you haven’t already registered, you can do so now online, at Advance Registration or on Race Day at Survivor Village. Only a handful of survivor t-shirts will be available at the registration area on Central Park West.

The Survivor Program, starting at 7:50 a.m., will be hosted by CBS 2 anchor and co-Survivor Dana Tyler. Speakers will include Komen for the Cure founder & CEO and Race Grand Marshal Amb. Nancy G. Brinker, physician, author and television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Survivor and Komen CEO, Dara Richardson-Heron, MD.

The 2010 Survivor Award is being presented to Iris Dankner, 13-year breast cancer Survivor. Iris is a former executive committee member of the Komen Greater NYC Board of Directors; five year Race chair/co-chair; co-founder with her daughter Niki of the New York City chapter of Teens for the CureŽ and their annual fashion benefit Tickled Pink!; and creator of the successful annual Holiday House Designer Showcase, which also benefits Komen Greater NYC.

The 2010 Co-Survivor Award will be presented to Bert Paolucci. Bert has been a co-Survivor for three generations of women, all of whom have had breast cancer twice — his wife (diagnosed at 32, mother of two children — nine months and two years old respectively at the time), his mother-in-law (diagnosed in Italy and brought to the US for treatment) and his daughter (first diagnosed at the age of 38).

Don’t miss these new Survivor events:

  • Survivor T-Shirt Bling Fashion Contest & Fashion Show — Last year, Komen NYC CEO Dara Richardson-Heron, MD spiced up her Survivor t-shirt with a jeweled collar and sleeves. This year, we’re inviting all Survivors to do the same and enter their shirt into a fashion show.

    This Project Runway-style competition will be a challenge as t-shirts don’t arrive until right before the Race, but we encourage you to bedeck, bedazzle or bejewel your tee so that it’s the hottest shirt on Race Day. The fashion show will take place at the Bandshell after the Race. Celebrity judges scheduled to appear include breast cancer Survivor and actress Jill Eikenberry and her husband, co-Survivor and actor Michael Tucker — both of LA Law fame.

    Learn more about the t-shirt contest by emailing Douglas Ramirez with your contact information. We’ll send you competition rules and instructions via email.
  • Survivor Parade — Join Race Grand Marshal and Komen for the Cure founder Amb. Nancy G. Brinker, and Komen Greater NYC CEO Dara Richardson-Heron, MD as they lead Survivors in a parade from Survivor Village to Bethesda Terrace for the annual Survivor Photo. The parade will start at 11:10 a.m. and wind up through the Sponsor Expo and over to Bethesda Terrace for the Survivor Photo at 11:30 a.m. We want to have our biggest turnout ever to celebrate the 20th Annual Komen NYC Race for the Cure, so join the parade!
  • There will be a Raffle just for Survivors at the Survivor Photo. Come to the Bethesda Terrace not later than 11:30 a.m. for the photo and turn in the special ticket attached to your Race bib for a chance to win 20 prizes for each of our 20 years of our service courtesy of Stash Tea. You must be present at the photo to win.

After the Race and before the Survivor Parade/Photo, Survivors can return to Survivor Village for refreshments and a massage, courtesy of Oasis Day Spa.

And there will be giveaways from Ann Taylor, Dove, Pfizer Oncology and more!


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