Introducing our 2017 Honorary Race Chairs

COLUMBUS–The 25th annual Komen Columbus Race for the Cure kicks-off the 2017 Race season with the announcement of this year’s Honorary Race Chairs for its May 20th event in downtown Columbus.
The two 2017 Honorary Race Chairs: Jill Jubach and Kyra Pruitt White, were selected for their passion for sharing and strengthening the message about breast cancer diagnoses, screenings, treatments and survivorship.

“We know there are many types of breast cancer and subsequent treatment available, and this year’s Honorary Race Chairs will shed some light on the varying experiences women have with breast cancer,” said Becca Thomas, Director of Events for Komen Columbus. “Jill and Kyra have incredible stories to share about their diagnoses and we’re proud to be able to give them a platform to share their stories.”

Throughout the past three decades, our understanding of breast cancer has changed. We have learned more about the complexity of breast cancer and also helped to discover ways to treat breast cancer and prolong the lives of those living with this disease.

Jill and Krya’s personal stories are testimonies to Komen’s mission and to our goal to eradicate this disease. Their stories illuminate why it’s vital that we keep on racing and fundraising to find cures.

About the 25th Annual Race for Cure Honorary Chairs:

Jill Jubach was 37-years old when she was diagnosed with Triple Positive Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. Jill feels very strongly about a “More than Pink” message. She believes in better educating women in regards to what exactly they are looking for while performing self-exams and the need for more research. Jill has been a top fundraiser for the Columbus Race for the Cure and was a member of the honor roll in 2016.

Kyra Pruitt White was 42-years old when she was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. Since breast cancer is particularly fatal in African American women, Kyra is doing everything in her power to spread awareness in her community and to urge women to know their normal, perform self-exams, and go to their annual mammograms. She is working to get more mobile units out to communities where women often struggle to go to an exam because of lack of time, financial stability and childcare. She is active in an Overcomers Cancer Ministry at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church; and Worship in Pink. Kyra has worked on the Value City/American Signature Furniture Race for the Cure Committee for nearly 15 years.

The 25th Annual Komen Columbus Race for the Cure will be on Saturday, May 20. Click here to register and begin fundraising.