Knox Co. mayor honors radio personality battling breast cancer

Knox County mayor honors radio personality battling breast cancer

Kim Hansard (source: Star 102.1) Kim Hansard (source: Star 102.1)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett is changing the name of his Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure team to honor local radio personality Kim Hansard who announced she is battling breast cancer.

Hansard announced her diagnosis on her program on Star 102.1 Wednesday and said she is scheduled to have surgery soon.

Mayor Burchett said Thursday he is changing the name of his Race for the Cure team from "Team Burchett" to "Team Kim & Tim" to honor his friend.

"Kim has been a friend of mine for a long time, and she's always ready to help support good things in the community," said Mayor Burchett. "Now is the time for the community to rally around her and to support breast cancer awareness and research at the same time."

Several early registration events were held earlier this month for the mayor's team at all five of Knox County's senior centers.

Registration is still open at until midnight Thursday night.

All Team Kim & Tim participants will receive an official Komen T-shirt and race bib.

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