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Mays Cancer Center’s annual race returns, benefiting services for cancer patients and families
WHAT: The Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, is taking steps to conquer cancer with its 6th annual Give Cancer the Boot Survivorship 5K and 1-Mile Walk. Returning to in-person for the first time since the pandemic, the event will be an opportunity to celebrate life and give friends and family members a chance to show support for their loved ones.
The race is open to all ages and fitness levels. Participants can choose to run a 5K or walk a mile. Various vendors, activities and entertainment are planned for attendees to enjoy, including performances by Folklorico dancers, a visit with San Antonio Fire Department Sparky the mascot, children’s activities and a photo booth.
Cancer survivors will receive a special purple shirt representing cancer survivorship, and VIP treatment in a dedicated tent offering complimentary hand massages, beauty gift bags, delicious snacks, and carnations.
Registration is $35 by Thursday, March 30, or $40 on Friday, March 31, and race day. Cancer survivors and children under age 12 will receive a free race entry.
Proceeds will benefit Patient and Family Services at the Mays Cancer Center, a program providing essential social service support to patients, including transportation for appointments, nutrition and clinical dietitian services, and assistance in helping patients address numerous barriers to care.
WHEN: Saturday, April 1. Runners and walkers are expected to arrive by 7:30 a.m. to pick up packets or register for the race. Race begins at 9:00 a.m. for runners and 9:05 a.m. for walkers. The prize presentation starts at 10:15 a.m.
WHERE: Mays Cancer Center, 7979 Wurzbach Road, San Antonio, TX 78229, along the San Antonio Medical Foundation jogging trail on the UT Health San Antonio campus.
WHO: Cancer survivors, family members, friends, health care providers, caregivers, plus more than 600 runners and walkers.
NOTES: Only one of four National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers in Texas, the Mays Cancer Center offers leading-edge cancer care, propels innovative cancer research and educates the next generation of leaders to end cancer in South Texas.
Cancer programs give patients access to exceptional, high-quality level of care close to home. A patient’s medical team includes trusted oncologists, hematologists, pathologists, surgeons and other specialists. The Mays Cancer Center has a long history of treating complex conditions and actively conducts research to advance cancer treatment. When new therapies become available, Mays Cancer Center is often among the first places to offer them.
To learn more about the Mays Cancer Center, cancer programs and services, visit cancer.uthscsa.edu.
For more information about Give Cancer the Boot Survivorship 5K and 1-Mile Walk, visit GiveCancertheBootSA.com.
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The Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, is one of only four National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers in Texas. The Mays Cancer Center provides leading-edge cancer care, propels innovative cancer research and educates the next generation of leaders to end cancer in South Texas. To learn more, visit www.UTHealthSAMDAnderson.org.
Stay connected with the Mays Cancer Center on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.