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ROTC 5k walk/run and 20k bike race to benefit Logan cancer center

April 17th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life

LOGAN—USU’s John K. Cannon ROTC squadron will host a 5k walk/run and a 20k bicycle race this weekend to fight cancer.

2Cure Cancer will benefit the Logan Regional Hospital Cancer Center on Saturday, April 23. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. for the event, which starts at 10 a.m. The starting line will be at 400 E. 1550 North in North Logan behind Lee’s Marketplace.

Participants can register at 2curecancer.org for $15 until Wednesday, and for $20 from Thursday until the day of the event, or at the event on Saturday.

Funds raised by 2Cure Cancer go to the Logan Cancer Center and will increase health awareness. While participants are out walking, running, or biking, spectators can get information about ways to fight cancer, strategies to improve unhealthy lifestyles, and self-exam methods to detect cancer.

The goal is to raise $1,000 or more, which Christina Roberts, Logan Regional Hospital’s Foundation development coordinator, says “would be the largest from any university group.”

The American Cancer Society reports that improvements in cancer treatment and education since the early 1990s has saved an estimated 767,000 lives.

Before the Logan Regional Hospital Cancer Center was built three years ago, Cache Valley cancer patients had to travel to Ogden for radiation therapy treatments between three and five days a week for several weeks.

“Come join in and, with a little help from everyone, another life may be saved,” said Thomas Broschinsky, the public affairs officer for the John K. Cannon Squadron at USU.


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  1. One Response to “ROTC 5k walk/run and 20k bike race to benefit Logan cancer center”

  2. By Tom B on Apr 17, 2011

    Correction: The John K. Cannon Squadron is hosting the event, not the USU Air Force ROTC.

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