Family selected as honorary co-chairs for Southeast Ohio Race for the Cure


As hundreds prepare to participate in the fourth annual Southeast Ohio Race for the Cure, a Logan family is basking in their title as race co-chairs.

Cara Brook and her husband Dominick were just adjusting to life with a newborn when the new mom felt a lump while breastfeeding her son Hugh.

“I was 35 and I had just had a baby and it was not at all on my mind when I felt a lump this could be breast cancer,” Cara said.

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A biopsy revealed the lump was triple negative breast cancer and the family of three, all impacted by the disease, faced the diagnosis head-on.

“Everything is interconnected, its interwoven we’re one as we go through this,” Cara said.

The message that the battle is fought in solidarity is one the Brook family is hoping to share as they co-chair the Fourth Annual Southeast Ohio Race for the Cure.

“Part of my message is really to woman that is they are in doubt they really should go and check it out.”

Mom, Dad and 20-month-old Hugh will lead the race kicking off at Pedan Stadium in Athens on Sunday, October 14.