Komen Lowcountry honors Sue Young

Komen Lowcountry Board of Directors President Patricia Simon (left) with Sue Young, the 2012 Charlene Daughtrey Award winner.

The Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure honored Sue Young with the 2012 Charlene Daughtrey Award during this year’s Survivor Celebration and afternoon tea.

Young became an active volunteer several years ago while undergoing breast cancer treatment. She co-chairs the 2012 Lowcountry Race for the Cure survivor tent committee. This event will reach 700 breast cancer survivors on Oct. 20, this year’s race day.

“Sue’s spirit not only impacts the energy of our staff and board, but it draws in new volunteers each year who may not have been involved with the cause otherwise. We are so fortunate to have her as an advocate and friend,” Komen Lowcountry Executive Director Taffy Tamblyn said in a statement.

The Daughtrey Award first was given by Komen Lowcountry in 2003. Charlene Daughtrey was not only the inspiration for the award, but also the first recipient. Daughtrey died of breast cancer in 2005. The award is given annually to a survivor who embodies Daughtrey’s spirit.

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