Leave a Legacy run Saturday at Lee Richardson Zoo


By The Telegram

By The Telegram

Those looking to stay fit and join the fight against cancer can take part in the Leave a Legacy Foundation 10K/5K Runs Saturday at Lee Richardson Zoo.

Participants in the event not only will be honoring the memory of those lost to cancer and those who continue to fight the disease, but also will be helping the foundation reach its goal of raising $30,000 this year to bring cutting edge cancer treatment to southwest Kansas.

A pre-registration and social event is scheduled for Friday at the Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Ave. Registration for the race will begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the zoo, followed by 5K and 10K races that begin at 8:30 a.m. At 9 a.m., there will be a Chris Cakes Pancake Feed, and at 10 a.m., there will be a Kids Fun Run.

The foundation's goal is to raise the funds needed to sponsor St. Catherine's membership into the Midwest Cancer Alliance. The alliance links the University of Kansas' Cancer Center with the Cancer Center in Garden City. The partnership gives cancer patients in southwest Kansas the opportunity to consult with the oncology teams at the KU Cancer Center and to participate in Phase II and III clinical trials, while staying close to home for treatment.

To pre-register for the race or to make a donation, visit www.whodoyourunfor.org for more information.

Other events this weekend include:

* The public is invited to a dedication for the Holcomb Driving Range, in memory of Tanner D. Born, scheduled for Friday at the golf driving range south of Holcomb Middle School.

The ceremony is scheduled for 6:45 p.m., prior to the Holcomb High School homecoming football game against Goodland.

Born, a lifetime resident of Holcomb who graduated from Holcomb High School in 2009, died in December 2009. He was a golf enthusiast, having played golf for the Longhorns' boys golf team.

* The Finney County Historical Society Fall Picnic is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday in the Grandstand Meeting Room at the Finney County Fairgrounds.

FCHS members and others are welcome to attend and bring side dishes of their choice. Fried chicken, drinks and table service will be provided. The picnic will include a donation drawing for prizes and a presentation by Johnetta Hebrlee, Finney County Historical Museum education coordinator.

* The Garden City High School Band Boosters Golf Tournament is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course, featuring a four-person scramble with a $65 entry fee. To register or sponsor the event, email gchsbandboosters@live.com or d.gaspar@live.com.

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