Leave a Legacy running events set for Oct. 5

9/27/2013

Leave a Legacy Foundation is setting its sights high for 2013, with

Leave a Legacy Foundation is setting its sights high for 2013, with

the goal of raising $30,000 to bring cutting edge cancer treatment to

Garden City.

In 2012, the Leave a Legacy Foundation donated $20,000 toward St.

Catherine Hospital's Digital Mammography Program. Thanks to the support,

two digital mammography machines have been installed and are helping

with early detection of breast cancer at St. Catherine and the Women's

Clinic.

For 2013, the foundation has set its sights on a new goal that

continues its mission of strengthening the cancer fighting resources in

southwest Kansas. The new goal is to raise the funds needed to sponsor

St. Catherine Hospital's membership into the Midwest Cancer Alliance.

The Midwest Cancer Alliance links the University of Kansas' Cancer

Center with the Cancer Center in Garden City. This partnership gives

cancer patients in southwest Kansas the opportunity to consult with the

oncology teams at The University of Kansas Cancer Center and to

participate in Phase II III clinical trials, while staying close to

home for treatment.

The foundation is asking for help in reaching the goal of raising

$30,000 this year to bring cutting edge cancer treatment to this area by

asking people to participate in the Leave a Legacy Foundation's 10K/5K

Runs on Oct. 5. Participants will be running to remember those lost to

cancer and running to honor those who continue their fight.

A pre-registration and social event will be held Oct. 4 at the

Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Ave. Registration for the race will begin at

7:30 a.m. Oct. 5 at Lee Richardson Zoo, followed by the 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.

Prior to the race, the Leave a Legacy Foundation is asking people to

help paint the town pink in honor or memory of a loved one affected by

cancer. The yard signs are available for delivery and will be picked up

and displayed along the Leave a Legacy Race. Signs are $25 each.

People can also help by donating $82, which allows patients at the

Cancer Center access to the lifesaving resources and services available

through the partnership with the Midwest Cancer Alliance. Donors choose

the special day, perhaps a birthday or anniversary, and sponsor that

day.

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

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