Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett announced Thursday he is changing his Komen Race for the Cure team name to support a local radio host.

On Wednesday, Star 102.1 radio personality Kim Hansard announced she is battling breast cancer. She made the announcement on air.

A day later, Mayor Burchett announced his team name will no longer be "Team Burchett." Instead, he changed it to "Team Kim and Tim."

"Kim has been a friend of mine for a long time, and she's always ready to help support good things in the community," said Mayor Burchett in a statement. "Now is the time for the community to rally around her and to support breast cancer awareness and research at the same time."

Registration to sign up for Team Kim and Tim is open until midnight Thursday. Visit for more details.