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East Hampton Deputy Mayor Brings Largest Team to Ellen's Run, Once Again

Barbara Borsack and over 60 team members crossed the finish line at Sunday's race.

For the last three years, the largest team to compete in Ellen's Run in Southampton was East Hampton Village Deputy Mayor 's team.

Borsack, a breast cancer survivor, walked the course, and then walked away, with the sneaker statue for the biggest team at the 3.1-mile race on Sunday. The proceeds from Ellen's Run, now in its 17th year, goes to The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at .

"It is always a great event," she said. "Every year for me is a victory."

Borsack was first diagnosed with stage-one breast cancer in January 2009. After three months of chemotherapy, she took the suggestion of her niece Shawn Mitchell to get a team together for Ellen's Run and a large group of family, friends, fellow members, and village workers have returned ever since.

On Sunday, Borsack's team had over 60 participants. Last year, . "Hopefully, we'll be back up there again next year," she said.

Her granddaughter Piper Borsack was the youngest team member at 2 years old. She rode on her fathers shoulders most of the course, but she walked toward the end, bouncing across the finish line, Borsack said.

Loretta Lynch August 22, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Congratulations to all.

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