JCHS Particiaptes in 2012 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 12:00am
On Saturday, April 14, 2012, JCHS participated in the 2012 Susan G. Komen Virginia Blue Ridge Race for the Cure in downtown Roanoke, Virginia.
Dozens from the JCHS College community participated this year. Here, our JCHS teams, composed of students, faculty and staff, as well as friends of the College, gathered for a group photo before the event.
The Komen Race, which benefits breast cancer research, drew people from throughout the JCHS family, including College President Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop (second from right).
Among the speakers this year was Kim Smith, Assistant Professor and Academic Fieldwork Coordinator for the JCHS Occupational Therapy Program. Kim is a cancer survivor and offered an inspirational speech to those who attended. You can watch her speech in full on YouTube at: <a target=blank href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJMA-zdNA0w&feature=youtube_gdata_player"><font color=blue>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJMA-zdNA0w&feature=youtube_gdata_player</font></a>
More members of the JCHS team getting ready to run for the cure!
Peeking out from the crowd were two JCHS students as everyone began lining up to get started.
Several first-year JCHS Occupational Therapy students get fired up for the event.
And then it was time to race! Participants head through an inflatable starting line at the 2012 race.
Race for the Cure participants—including JCHS President Dr. Nathaniel L. Bishop—get racing along Jefferson Street in downtown Roanoke.
Several participants chose to run the route and, here, head back up Jefferson Street to the finish line near the JCHS campus.
Racers cross the Walnut Street Bridge and emerge from under the 581 overpass.
Heading toward the finish line near the Patrick Henry building with President Bishop were several students.
JCHS Biomedical Sciences student Caleb Willenbring poses with his mom at the finish line.
Kim Smith and her son, Josh, hand flowers to cancer survivors who crossed the finish line.
Many participants wore crazy costumes to celebrate the 2012 event, including these ladies in tutus!
The 2012 Race for the Cure event drew people of all ages, from the young...
...to the young at heart! Thanks to everyone in the JCHS family for your participation in this fun event that will benefit important research into breast cancer and raise awareness about the disease. Mark your calendars now to join us for next year's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure! <P>
To learn more about the Susan G. Komen Virginia Blue Ridge organization, visit <a target=blank href="http://www.komenvablueridge.org/"><font color=blue>http://www.komenvablueridge.org/</font></a>