The Johns Hopkins Gazette: October 11, 1999
October 11, 1999
VOL. 29, NO. 7


Hundreds of Hopkins Runners

Breast cancer research, education supported by faculty, staff, students

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

Close to 900 faculty, staff and students from all the Hopkins campuses turned out on Oct. 3 to participate in the 1999 Maryland Race for the Cure. Feeling particularly triumphant were the 150 women and men representing the School of Nursing, which had successfully challenged the schools of Medicine and Public Health to bring out the most participants.

Close to 900 faculty, staff, students and friends of the university donned their running gear on Oct. 3 to share some camaraderie and raise funds for the 1999 Maryland Race for the Cure. The annual event benefits the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

The race, part of an annual nationwide effort that benefits the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, aims to raise awareness about breast cancer and also supports local breast cancer education. Some of the proceeds from this year's race will benefit the Johns Hopkins Breast Center.

This Saturday, Oct. 16, the Breast Center will have a fund-raiser of its own. The first-ever Breast Fest, a project led by Anne O'Brien of the School of Nursing in honor of her mother, Tyanna, who died of the disease in 1990, was conceived as "a celebration of life and a good-humored effort" to promote breast cancer prevention and awareness in the Baltimore area.

The event, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Gin Mill in Canton, will feature food, drink, music, door prizes and more. Tickets, $25 before the event and $35 at the door, can be purchased at the School of Nursing or ordered through the Johns Hopkins special events line at 410-356-8853.

All proceeds from ticket sales and other event fund raising will benefit patient care at the Breast Center.