The eighth annual Brenda Ladun Conquer Cancer 5K and 1-mile runs are set for Saturday, March 3 at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen starting at 8 a.m. The event is hosted by the American Cancer Society’s Junior Executive Board and is presented by ABC 33/40, St. Vincent’s One Nineteen and M&B Hangers. It raises much-needed funds for cancer research and patient support groups and services.
Runners can pre-register by picking up a form from the American Cancer Society or logging onto http://www.active.com and searching under the phrase “Brenda Ladun.” Participants will also be able to register at the run.
ABC 33/40’s Brenda Ladun hosts the event each year. The two-time breast cancer survivor makes it her goal to encourage others who are battling the disease.
There are other ways to support the Conquer Cancer Run, if you can’t actually take part. For a donation, you can have someone’s name printed on the back of the T-shirt worn at the event. This is a great way to remember or honor a loved one or friend who has battled cancer.
The Brenda Ladun Conquer Cancer Run has nearly tripled in size in the last four years, causing volunteers to move the race to bigger locations. The race’s route will include the Greystone community, specifically wrapping around the Greystone Country Club. For more information or to sponsor the event, contact Mary Frances Colley at the American Cancer Society at 205-930-8893.