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Nominations open for Brauer award

The Susan G. Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure is accepting nominations from the public for the Ginger Brauer Award. This annual Breast Cancer Support Award was established in 2000, won by Ginger Brauer, and then named to honor Brauer who lo...

The Susan G. Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure is accepting nominations from the public for the Ginger Brauer Award. This annual Breast Cancer Support Award was established in 2000, won by Ginger Brauer, and then named to honor Brauer who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2001. Brauer exemplified the selfless giving of time and energy in support of local breast cancer activities and was an active member of the Race for the Cure committee from its inception.

Each year, nominations are accepted until June 15 according to the criteria listed below.

Nominees must reside in the Brainerd lakes area, have given of his/her time and energy to help support local breast cancer programs or have made a significant influence in the community in dealing with breast cancer education, screening, treatment and/or support programs.

Nominations must include nominator's name, address and phone number; nominee's name, address and phone number; detailed description of how the nominee meets the selection criteria.

Send nominations to Komen Brainerd Lakes, PO BOX 1057, Brainerd, MN, 56401.

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Nominations are reviewed and the winner determined by the two previous award winners. The winner will be announced June 28 at the Survivor Recognition Ceremony on Race Day.

Prior Winners are Claire Steen in 2013, Pat Erickson in 2012, Patty Blom in 2011, Kim Watson in 2010, Lisa Slepica in 2009, Colleen Moser in 2008, Emily Lanin in 2007, Melinda Jackson in 2006, Debbie Sorensen in 2005, Gail Temple in 2004, Pat Hassett in 2003, Kathy Buxton in 2002, Arvilla Felten in 2001 and Ginger Brauer in 2000.

For more information about the award or the 15th Annual Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure go to www.komenbrainerdlakes.org .

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