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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

NWA Media photographers Marc Henning and Samantha Baker covered the Komen Ozark Race for the Cure event at Pinnacle Hills Promenade Saturday, April 27, 2013 in Rogers. The event was packed with survivors and supporters all braving the intermittent rain to raise money for finding a cure to breast cancer. Costumes and pink dogs were not uncommon sites at the race. Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema and wife, Jen, were honorary guests and Bielema shot of the symbolic start gun for the 5K competitive and non-competitive races.

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I'm originally from Colorado and I was introduced to photojournalism in high school while working on the school's yearbook. In 2011, I graduated from Colorado State University with degrees in journalism and art. This is my first “real-world” job, but while in college I worked for CSU's daily student newspaper and I interned for Denver-based Westword, the Colorado Eagles (ACHL hockey team) and Johnson and Wales University. I cherish analog photography and I like to shoot on a medium-format Mamyia RB67 whenever I can. While I'm not at work, I enjoy doing all sorts of physical activities, especially mud runs and Crossfit, and I love to bake desserts (which are usually consumed by my coworkers).