Cancer survivors fun run/walk set for March 25

Cancer survivors fun run/walk set for March 25

WHAT:            The Cancer Therapy & Research Center of UT Health San Antonio™ is holding a 2.6-mile fun run/walk for cancer survivors, family members, friends and community members. Called “Give Cancer the Boot,” the event will include a Zumba warm-up before the run, face painting, games for children, a fruit walk, blowing bubbles, a bean bag toss and more.

                        A local cancer survivor will share her story and families will be invited to sign a “survivor board” to share who they are honoring with their participation. Food trucks, the San Antonio Stars mascot and community organizations with free health information will round out the event.

Cancer survivors will be treated to free food and a goodie bag.

WHEN:            Saturday, March 25, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.                    

WHERE:          Cancer Therapy & Research Center, 7979 Wurzbach Road. Parking is free.

WHO:              English- and Spanish-speaking spokespersons will be available, including Dr. Anand Karnad and Dr. Laura Tenner, M.D., hematologists/oncologists at the CTRC; and cancer survivors.

DETAILS:       Although all walkers and runners are asked to register online, cancer survivors and children under age 12 can walk or run for free. Other family members and friends can register for $20. Well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome. Proceeds will go to support the CTRC Patient and Family Assistance Fund.

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