Chapman has become the first university in Orange County to announce a partnership with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The partnership is spearheaded by the MBA Alumni Association of the Argyros School of Business and Economics, and is part of Chapman’s growing interest in the health sciences.
“We were looking for a cause to engage the entire Chapman community: alumni, students, faculty and staff,” said Scott Johnson (MBA ’13). “It quickly became clear that the Komen Race for the Cure cause was the one everyone gravitated toward and wanted to embrace.”
The Chapman team is dedicating its partnership in this year’s race to two prominent Chapman individuals who have battled breast cancer: Don Booth, Ph.D., a professor in the Argyros School of Business and Economics for the past 50 years (and who is retiring this year); and Lynn Pierson Doti, Ph.D., also a longtime professor in the Argyros School, as well as the wife of Chapman University President James L. Doti.
The team’s goal is to raise $10,000 and sign up 50 runners for the Sept. 22 Komen race at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. According to the team website, if each team member who participates in the Race for the Cure raises $125, more than 17,000 free mammograms can be funded for women in Orange County.
According to the Susan G. Komen website, the organization has funded more than $750 million in breast cancer research and $1.5 billion in community outreach programs over the past 30 years, providing funding to help low-income and uninsured women get screened and get treatment as well as advocating for cancer research globally.
More Information about the partnership and participating in the race can be found at the
Susan G. Komen website