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November 22, 2014 - 5:07pm | 66°F
   

Great Pumpkin Run for Research

Reduce the risk of chronic illnesses like cancer and heart disease

Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 8:00 am
Centenary College Gold Dome

Dress up, join the fun, and run to help loved ones with cancer!

The Great Pumpkin Run for Research is a 5K run and health walk, a half-mile kid's run, healthy lifestyle exhibits, face painting, Halloween costume contests, and a pumpkin decorating contest.

Gather all of your family, friends, and co-workers because the teams with the largest numbers of registered runners win cash prizes of $250, $150 and $100!  Race begins at 8:00 am.  Pre-registration for the 5K is $20 through Oct. 24,2014, and $25 on race day. The half-mile kid's run is $15 through Oct. 24, 2014, and $20 race day. 

All paid participants will receive the 2014 Great Pumpkin Run for Research longsleeved t-shirt. You can register at Sportspectrum located at 6970 Fern Ave in Shreveport, or www.sportspectrumusa.com. For information, contact Kelli Dauphin at 318.813.1056 or via email at kstron@lsuhsc.edu.

All proceeds from the Great Pumpkin Run for Research stay in Shreveport to support cancer research at Feist-Weiller Cancer Center at LSU Health Shreveport. Fundraising projects allow Feist-Weiller Cancer Center to award research grants for LSU Health Shreveport's cancer researchers to develop their ideas. Scientists have leveraged $1.3 million raised locally into $9.4 million in national grants, a 9:1 return on investment! 

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