Julie Main's Legacy
This year will mark the ninth Walk/ Run without Julie Main, an influential member of the event. Since its inception, Julie was instrumental - helping to organize the Walk/Run, seeking sponsors and leading the Training Program; serving as a participant, running the course and raising funds; and acting as emcee. Each year, in her honor, the Cancer Center presents the Julie Main Inspiration of Hope Award. Given to a cancer survivor who has participated in the Cancer Well-fit Program and/or Walk/Run Training Program, the recipient exemplifies what Julie stood for – courage, perseverance, and hope – and, like Julie, has served as an inspiration to others by finding the strength to cope with cancer through exercise. Previous awardees include: Michael Orchowski, Lorena Ortiz-Schneider, Kate Ocean, Reggie Hepp, Rosalyn Collins, Mara Hochman, Sue Suttner and Patricia MacFarlane.