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SANTA MONICA (May 13, 2013) -- Julie Weiss of Santa Monica, who ran 52 marathons in 52 weeks to help fight pancreatic cancer, will be honored May 19 in the district as Sen. Ted W. Lieu’s 2013 Woman of the Year for the 28th Senate District.
Weiss, 43, who describes herself as a real estate consultant ‘by day,’ recently achieved her goal of competing in 52 marathons in 52 weeks, all to raise awareness – and nearly $200,000 – for the Manhattan Beach-based Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
Starting with the Rome Marathon in March 2012 and concluding with the Los Angeles Marathon in March 2013, Weiss ran 1,362.4 miles. Along the way, she raised public awareness, hope and money nationwide for pancreatic cancer, the fourth-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.
Lieu will formally present Weiss with her Woman-of-the-Year award Sunday, May 19, 2013, at about 10 a.m. during closing ceremonies at the finish line during PurpleStride Los Angeles, a 5k run and walk at Exposition Park in Los Angeles to help raise money for pancreatic cancer. More on the event HERE: Read Sen. Lieu Op-Ed on Weiss, as published in the Torrance Daily Breeze, HERE: Read Daily Breeze profile on Weiss HERE: Read Santa Monica Daily Press story on Lieu naming Weiss Woman of the Year HERE:
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