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Anderson University to Host 5k Run Benefiting the AU Cancer Research Center

On Saturday, March 26, Anderson University will hold its first annual “Race for Gold” 5k run at 8:00 am. Dr. Pamela Peeke, well-know physician and health advocate and author of Fit to Live, will be present to start the run/walk race and Dr. Doster, from AnMed Health, will be the race-day speaker.

Participants in the race will convene at the Anderson County Courthouse Plaza and race through downtown Anderson and back to the Courthouse Plaza for the finale. At the conclusion, a special presentation will be held honoring those who have battled cancer or those who may have lost loved ones to cancer.

Proceeds from the race will directly support AU’s Cancer Research Center, where undergraduate students are given the unique opportunity to engage in various scientific research programs focused on cancer. Support through fundraising initiatives such as the “Race for Gold” will help continue the Cancer Center’s efforts of finding a cure and new treatments for cancer.

For more information and to register for “Race for Gold” please visit

Anderson University is a comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention offering bachelors and masters degrees. Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier (top 21) of colleges and universities in the South, and one of 68 “Up and Coming” schools to watch in America, by U. S. News & World Report. It is the #1 “Up and Coming” school in The South according to that publication.  Anderson has also been named one of “Americas 100 Best College Buys,” Located in The Upstate region of South Carolina near the foothills of the Appalachians, Anderson University features a rigorous education in a supportive Christian environment.



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