Breast cancer survivor Corinne Leone of North Collins has raised more than $50,000
The WNY Affiliate of Susan G. Komen has announced Corinne Leone of North Collins is the 2014 race honoree for the 14th annual Susan G. Komen Western New York Race for the Cure.
Corinne will be recognized at the ninth annual Komen WNY Race for the Cure kickoff luncheon at noon Thursday, April 10, at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.
Leone, a breast cancer survivor, and her "Queen Team" have raised more than $50,000 for Komen WNY over the past eight years. She was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer in 2005 at the young age of 42. Throughout her battle with breast cancer, Corinne refused to stop living with the zest and passion her family and friends love about her. She participated in eight Susan G. Komen WNY events.
"Life is so much bigger than all of us," Corinne said.
Corinne's "Queen Team" is comprised of close friends and family. Though she has been cancer-free for nine years, they continue to be top fundraisers for the Susan G. Komen WNY Race for the Cure year after year.
Corinne has a master's degree in library science and helped lead the initiative to build a new library building in her town. "The Queen Team" name stems from the young children at the library who had difficulty pronouncing "Corinne" and simply called her "Queen."
"Corinne Leone and the 'Queen Team' are a true inspiration for individuals and families battling breast cancer, and we are proud to honor her continued efforts in the fight to find a cure and support those in need right here in Western New York," said Juliana Janson, executive director of the WNY Affiliate Susan G. Komen.
The 14th Annual Susan G. Komen WNY Race for the Cure takes place Saturday, June 14, at Delaware Park Rose Garden. Join the fight to find a cure for breast cancer. Walk or run - register today at www.komenwny.org.