Komen Dallas RaceOct. 1, 2002
Baylor Business joins corporate participants in fighting breast cancer
The Baylor EMBA program is making an important public stance in combating breast cancer by supporting the nation's premier fund-raising effort dedicated to eradicating the disease. Baylor's EMBA program has signed on as a Silver Sponsor in the Komen Dallas Race for the Cure, organized by the Dallas chapter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. This year's 20th anniversary event, to be held at NorthPark Center in Dallas on Oct. 19, is expected to draw 45,000 runners, walkers and spectators, including breast cancer survivors making a courageous declaration that the devastating disease can be conquered.
Although this marks the inauguration of Baylor's EMBA involvement with the Dallas Komen organization on a sponsorship level, numerous members of the Baylor community have previously participated in the Komen race individually and as members of a Baylor team. Among them is Jana Allen, assistant director of Baylor's EMBA program.
She regards the EMBA program's sponsorship not only as a tangible expression of Baylor's caring nature, but also as exemplary of the good corporate citizenship model that Baylor wishes to instill in its students. "Baylor is the only university participating at this level," Allen proudly declared. "The Baylor logo will be on 100,000 Komen brochures and on the backs of 45,000 commemorative T-shirts," says Allen, who became involved with Komen in 1995 in tribute to her grandmother, who died of the disease. Diagnosed with breast cancer herself three years ago, Allen runs in the event now as a survivor, not only for her grandmother, whom she never met, but also for her daughter, Jennifer.
"The Dallas Komen Race for the Cure provides an opportunity to engage our alums, students, faculty and staff members to participate on a team that carries forth the vision of what Baylor is all about," says Allen.
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is the nation's largest private funder of research dedicated solely to breast cancer. Three-quarters of the proceeds from the race will remain in Dallas for education, screening and treatment of the medically underserved. The remaining 25 percent of proceeds support the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Research Program, named in honor of Susan Goodman Komen, who died of breast cancer in 1982 at the age of 36.
Still Accepting Sign-ups
Alumnae Trish Briscoe and Karen Lawrence are serving as co-captains of the Baylor team, which is still accepting sign-ups. Even if you're unable to participate the day of the event, your entry contribution will be welcomed. The registration fee is $20 per adult and $15 for children ages 12 and under. Each registrant will receive a Baylor EMBA team T-shirt.
For information, contact team coordinator Jana Allen by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (972) 458-2327.