In Michigan
6:23 pm
Mon December 7, 2009

MSU honors breast cancer 'Race for Cure' founder

EAST LANSING, MI –
The founder of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure road-running series that's raised $1.3 billion to fight breast cancer is speaking at Michigan State University's
December graduation.

Nancy Brinker named the races for a sister killed by breast cancer. She talks Saturday on the second day of Michigan State's commencements and gets an honorary doctorate of humanities.

Other speakers are New York developer Edward Minskoff and Robert Tjian, president of the Howard Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Md. They'll receive honorary doctorates.

The university also is giving honorary doctorates to Amway Corp. founder and philanthropist Richard DeVos Sr. and Princeton University environmental studies pioneer Simon Levin.