Dogs and their walkers line up at Wilenchik Walk for Life

A pooch-friendly stroll to raise funds for cancer research

7 – 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012

Old Schertz Library – 798 Schertz Parkway

City of Schertz leaders and Ian M. Thompson, Jr., M.D., CTRC director, participating walkers and their dogs

The fourth annual 5K Wilenchik Walk for Life is organized by the City of Schertz in memory of Tony Wilenchik, a Schertz city councilman and patient at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at the UT Health Science Center. Wilenchik, who participated in a Phase I clinical trial at the CTRC, lost his battle with cancer in 2009. The money raised by the walk will go to the CTRC’s Institute for Drug Development.

Walkers and their dogs will line up just before 8 a.m. The walk concludes at 9:20 a.m.

The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is one of the elite academic cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designated Cancer Center, and is one of only four in Texas. A leader in developing new drugs to treat cancer, the CTRC Institute for Drug Development (IDD) conducts one of the largest oncology Phase I clinical drug programs in the world, and participates in development of cancer drugs approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. For more information, visit

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