Tom Brokaw serving as honorary chair for S.D. Komen Race for the Cure

Tom Brokaw, the former NBC news anchor, is a native of Yankton. According to a recent news release, he and his wife, Meredith, are serving as the honorary chairs of this year’s Susan G. Komen South Dakota Race for the Cure.

Here are some excerpts from the release:

Vermillion, S.D. — Susan G. Komen South Dakota will hold its third annual Race for the Cure on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010, in Vermillion, S.D. Participants in the Race for the Cure will raise funds for local breast health education, screenings, treatments and grant programs supporting breast cancer research for South Dakota women. Registration for the race will begin at 7 a.m. at the Dakota Dome.

Tom and Meredith Brokaw are the honorary chairs for this year’s Race for the Cure. Brokaw, a special correspondent for NBC News and former anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, and his wife are natives of South Dakota. …

The Komen Race for the Cure is a unique event, designed and implemented to promote positive awareness, education and early detection of breast cancer. As well as being a road race, the Komen Race for the Cure is an emotionally-charged event that attracts many first timers and recreational runners. The Komen Race for the Cure is an opportunity for thousands of women, men and their families, running or walking, to spread the breast cancer message within their communities.

About Author

Seth Tupper

Seth Tupper was born and raised in South Dakota and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from South Dakota State University in 2001. After college, he worked at a newspaper in Minnesota and then returned to South Dakota in 2003 to join the staff of The Daily Republic in Mitchell, where he is currently the publisher. Seth has won numerous awards for his writing, including the 2007 Outstanding Young Journalist award in the daily newspapers category of the South Dakota Newspaper Association's Better Newspapers Contest. Seth's day-job and freelance work have granted him opportunities to meet hundreds of South Dakotans and travel across much of the state. He also spends a lot of his free time exploring South Dakota's state and national parks, hiking trails and kayak-friendly rivers.


  1. Lauren
    Lauren 21 June, 2011, 18:36

    It’s so good to hear they are helping out with Komen. This race is an incredible experience for not only those with breast cancer but also friends and family. In addition to participating in the Komen Race for the Cure, I also highly recommend supporting those with breast cancer by learning about a new movement at

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