Breast cancer survivor named New Balance honorary team member in upcoming race
Jul 26, 2011
Three years ago, Nicole Landry of Maine spent her New Year's Eve receiving her first dose of chemotherapy for her recently diagnosed Stage III breast cancer.
In breast cancer survivors and supporters news, the Maine native is now cancer-free and ready to serve as an honorary member of "Team New Balance" in the 5K Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on September 11 in Portland, the American Journal reports. New Balance is a regular sponsor of the Komen Race and selects one survivor at each of the 120 annual races around the country to join its team.
Landry was very honored to be selected and told the news source, "You represent what a survivor is. You want to represent the survivors and run for those who can't."
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization provided Landry with emotional and monetary support when she was undergoing treatment for her cancer. In order to give back to the group that gave her so much assistance, Landry has regularly volunteered with the Maine branch of Komen for the Cure and has been the survivor chairperson for the Portland race.
According to the source, the race committee recommended Landry as the potential honorary team member to New Balance in return for her efforts. New Balance has worked in partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure for over 20 years and sponsored numerous events around the country.