The annual Komen Columbus Race For The Cure is will step off Saturday morning, and
this year, some extra muscle is being added.
Piggybacking on the success of Heather's Team at the race, 10TV is dedicating its efforts for
both Heather Pick and Stefanie Spielman, two cancer fighters who we lost in the last two years.
Pick lost her battle with breast cancer at the age of 38 on Nov. 7, 2008. Spielman lost
her fifth bout with cancer at the age of 42 on Nov. 19, 2009.
For more information on the Columbus Komen Race for the Cure, please visit the
Komen Columbus Web site
Last year, more than 6,700 people donned pink wigs, and ran and walked downtown streets for
Heather's Team. The images of thousands of pink wigs will remain in our memories for years to
This year, we're asking you to join Heather and Stefanie's Team. The first 12,500
registrants will receive a pink wig and a T-shirt in memory of Pick and Spielman.
Register For Heather And Stefanie's Team At The Charles Penzone Grand
Register For Race At Shopping Malls
Send Us Your Pink Wig
Photos | VIDEO:
Andrea Cambern & Charles Penzone Salons Style Pink Wigs
Spielman was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998, when she was 31. She established the
Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research after her initial diagnosis, considering it a
life mission to raise money and awareness.
She became a public figure for her outreach and was a frequent sight at Komen Columbus events
and the Race for the Cure, including serving as the emcee and keynote speaker for several
Spielman received an award from Komen Columbus in 2007 celebrating her dedication to raising
awareness and funds for the disease and helped kick-off the Race several years in a row.
After her diagnosis of breast cancer in 1999 when she was 29, Pick , a 10TV anchorwoman, became
a spokeswoman for breast cancer awareness and an active member of the central Ohio community.
Pick learned in 2004 that the disease she had beaten once had returned. She participated in many
breakthrough new treatments and remained on-air during much of her treatment, saying once, "I don't
want people looking at me with puppy dog eyes I don't want to make this a 'Woe is me' thing."
Throughout both of their very public battles with this disease, Pick and Spielman fought
courageously while helping others and raising millions for cancer research.
Through the Spielman's research foundation and more than 100 other community events they
organized, Stefanie and her husband, Chris, raised $6.5 million for breast cancer research for the
Ohio State University's Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.
Pick was an unwavering champion for breast cancer awareness and education. She received a
community volunteer award from Komen Columbus in 2006, served as the emcee for Komen Columbus' 2007
Committed to the Cure award luncheon and participated annually in the Race for the Cure, including
emceeing the Race several years.
In her last public appearance, Pick hosted the "Spirit Celebration with Heather Pick," raising
almost $500,000 for the Columbus Cancer Clinic. Heather's last appearance on 10TV was to kick off
Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
In addition to being friends, both these women were mothers and wives and loved by many. Their
presence will be missed, but their mission to end breast cancer will continue.
The sponsors for Heather and Stefanie's Team are Wolfe Enterprises, Charles Penzone's Family of
Salons and Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research