Great Pumpkin Run for Research
Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 8 a.m.
Centenary College Gold Dome
Dress up and join the fun! The event features a traditional 5K run and health walk, ½ mile kid’s run, healthy lifestyle programs, face painting, Halloween costume contests and a pumpkin decorating contest for kids.
About 1,000 people participate in this run managed by Sportspectrum. Great prizes for contests and teams with the largest numbers of registered runners win cash prizes of $250, $150 and $100. Pre-registration for the 5K is $20 through Oct. 25 and $25 race day. The half-mile run for kids is $15 through Oct. 25 and $20 race day. Pre-registration guarantees participants one of the long-sleeve t-shirts that are always a hit. Register at Sportspectrum and make an extra donation to help kids with cancer. For information call 318.813.1056.
Once again LSU Health Shreveport supporters can sponsor a "Did You Know?" sign for $100 that will be posted along the 5K route. Each sign will include a healthy living fact and your name. To sponsor a sign call 318.813.1056.
All proceeds from this event stay in Shreveport to support cancer research at LSU Health Shreveport's Feist-Weiller Cancer Center. Fundraising projects allowed Feist-Weiller Cancer Center to grant three Idea Awards in 2011 for cancer researchers to develop their ideas. This brings local competitive grants to 25, worth a total of $1.3 million. Twelve of these scientists have been successful on the national level, bringing $8 million back to the community.
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