News : Gearing up for fourth annual Komen race

Apr 27, 2015

Originally published on Seacoast Online.

PORTSMOUTH – Organizers of the fourth annual Komen New Hampshire Race for the Cure are gearing up for the 5K run and walk to benefit Susan G. Komen Vermont-New Hampshire and the regional fight against breast cancer.

On Saturday, May 9, participants start and end the 5K at Strawbery Banke Museum with a race course through historic downtown Portsmouth.
This year, Jacqui Bryan of Rye will be the 2015 Honorary Team New Balance Ambassador. For each Race for the Cure, the VT-NH affiliate has the opportunity to choose a local survivor who represents the mission of Susan G. Komen.

Bryan, a 12-year breast cancer survivor and former N.H. Race for the Cure co-chairwoman, is also co-emceeing this year’s event, announcing each person crossing the finish line and cheering on the runners.

“In 2003, at age 37, I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer,” Bryan said. “Never in my life have I felt so out of control. I was no longer in charge of my life, cancer was.”

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