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UM Students and Faculty Participate in 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

An estimated 29,000 participants ran or walked to raise money for breast cancer research and support programs in the 18th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday, Oct. 3. Among the participants were several students, faculty, and staffers from the University of Maryland Dental School and the University of Maryland School of Law.

The University of Maryland School of Nursing leads a partnership supported by the Komen Maryland affiliate to educate nurses and other providers so they can be better prepared to screen, test, and assist breast cancer patients.

The partnership, now in its fifth year, has grown to include the University's schools of pharmacy and social work as well as Coppin State University and Bowie State University.

Among the participants was Kristyna Partain, a student in the University of Maryland dental hygienist program, who was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma last fall. Despite a lumpectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments, she continued to attend class and meet with her patients.

Partain was accompanied in the race by her family, members of the faculty, and students from the Dental School and Law School.

This video tells her story:

Posting Date: 10/03/2010
Contact Name: Ed Fishel
Contact Phone: 410-706-3801
Contact Email: efishel@umaryland.edu