John Schuerholz
Cancer Survivor and Winship 5K Supporter

Atlanta Braves Vice Chairman John Schuerholz inspired the more than 3,000 participants at the 2016 Winship 5K not just as honorary grand marshal, but as a cancer survivor.

Atlanta Braves Vice Chairman John Schuerholz inspired the more than 3,000 participants at the 2016 Winship Win the Fight 5K not just as honorary grand marshal, but as a cancer survivor. "I did deal with prostate cancer for quite a few years in my life," he told the crowd. "My treatment was right here on the Emory campus with a lot of great doctors...I'm now cancer free and one of those two hundred survivors or more who are here today."

Schuerholz, whose legacy as a longtime Major League Baseball general manager was cemented this summer when he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., has a tough motto: "Winners make commitments and losers make excuses."

During his compassionate remarks at the Winship 5K, Schuerholz said: "Take great heart, great comfort in the team of doctors, the team of caregivers, and the team of nurses that come together for one thing, and that's to save lives, to help people battle cancer, and to survive and live a meaningful, wonderful life."



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Atlanta Braves Vice Chairman John Schuerholz served as honorary grand marshal of the 2016 Winship Win the Fight 5K.

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