For 35 years, Alice Araujo was a fixture within the quality organization in Attleboro-based Sensata Technologies. A quality inspector and supervisor, she served as role model and valued colleague to many throughout her years with Texas Instruments and Sensata. All that changed suddenly last summer when a persistent cough ended up as a lung cancer diagnosis. Within a few short weeks, Alice was gone, leaving her friends and former colleagues bereft. In a fitting tribute to Alice, the Sensata 5K Race Committee decided to dedicate this year’s race to Alice’s memory.
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2006 — Tori Rando
When Tori Rando was 15 and an honor-roll student and cheerleader at King Philip High School in Wrentham when she was diagnosed with cancer. She began chemotherapy treatments for a type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in January of 2005. Her determination, combined with the skills of professionals at Dana-Farber, have since eliminated the cancer, although Tori must continue to get frequent check-ups to ensure she remains cancer-free and healthy. Read more »
2005 — Beth Nagy
Beth Nagy, a young mother in Attleboro diagnosed with breast cancer. Beth was diagnosed only four months after she gave birth to her daughter Olivia. She also has a stepson, Josh, and son, Jack. At the time of the race, she was undergoing chemotherapy at Dana-Farber.
The 2004 race had no specific patient associated with it.
2003 — Laura Zilch
In 2003, Laura Zilch was an 18-year-old North Attleboro resident who just finished her freshman year at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. Laura was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in June, 2001 and received treatment at Dana-Farber.
2002 — Megan Williams
In 2002, Megan Williams was a 15-year-old freshman at Holliston High School, diagnosed with bone cancer on March 3, 2000.
2001 — Peter Kryptowicz
Pete Kryptowicz was an employee of Texas Instruments, who died of cancer on March 24, 2000. Pete was instrumental in organizing the first road race in 1998 under the sponsorship of the Attleboro Community Relations Team and worked tirelessly to get the race established, to contact sponsors and to promote the race within the greater New England running community.
|Pete (second from left) stands with Ray Mandeville (center) and Karen Hewitt (second from right) helps present a check to Dana-Farber representatives.
1998 through 2000 — John Hannigan
The TI Dana-Farber 5K Road Race and Fun Run was dedicated to the memory of John Hannigan, a Texas Instruments Materials & Controls vice president and Human Resources director who died in December, 1997 after a four-and-a-half year battle with cancer.