Randi Passoff is a non-violent fighter.

Although her cause is not civil rights, Passoff has taken a noble stand against breast cancer as a two-time survivor and continues to raise awareness and support in Atlanta to help find a cure.

As the executive director and founder of It’s The Journey, Inc., Passoff established the annual Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer. In just a few short years, the walk has raised more than $4 million to support breast cancer research and raise awareness.

Because of these heroic efforts in this non-violent fight, the City of Sandy Springs has named Passoff as its 2008 Humanitarian Award recipient. The award, given during a ceremony held in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. at the Sandy Springs council chambers on Jan. 21, embodies the spirit of the legendary reverend and recognizes individuals for humanitarian contributions to society as well as for philanthropic work.

The 2007 recipient, Nancy McCord, presented Passoff with the award.

“Randi Passoff deserves this award because of her timeless efforts to give back to Atlanta’s Breast Cancer programs and thousands of women,” McCord said.