ATLANTA - More than a million and a half new case of cancer will be diagnosed this year and more than a half million people will die from it in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute. That is one in 100 people who will die.
The Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University is hoping to dramatically decrease that number but needs help to do it. For the 8th year in a row, the organization is holding a the Winship “Win the Fight” 5K.
The family-friendly event has helped to raise more than $4.2 million in support of cancer research. They hope to bring in another million dollars with this year’s event.
Runners and walkers will line up at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 13 at the Emory University Quad on Dowman Drive and wind their way through the beautiful historic neighborhood of Druid Hills. The event also serves as one of the qualifiers for the Peachtree Road Race, the world’s largest annual 10K event held in each Fourth of July in Atlanta.
Those who can’t make it can even join virtually by donating online.
The event is unique in that participants can choose where their tax-deductible donations go, choosing from 18 different cancer research projects.
To sign up as an individual, a team, or just for more information visit winship5k.emory.edu or call 404-727-6175.