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 Second Annual 5k “Race for Gold” to Benefit AU Center for Cancer Research

Anderson University’s second annual “Race for Gold” 5k event will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 9:00 am. The race will begin at the Anderson County Courthouse Plaza.

The event will begin promptly at 9:00 am with a cancer survivors’ recognition program in front of the Courthouse. Following the ceremony, participants will run/walk a 5K course beginning in downtown Anderson at the Anderson County Courthouse and proceed up North Main Street where they will loop around and make their way back to the Courthouse.

All proceeds from the race will benefit the Anderson University Center for Cancer Research. The center offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to engage in various scientific research programs focused on cancer. Through collaborations with health care institutions, students can gain first-hand scientific research experience and witness how their research positively impacts the lives of patients both in the community and abroad. Dr. Diana Ivankovic currently serves as the Dr. James A Henderson director alongside her co-director, Dr. Frank A. Norris.

Anderson University has a distinguished record of undergraduate science research. Students have participated in a diverse range of opportunities, including work with the Oncology Research Institute of the Greenville Hospital System. In addition, Anderson students have been successful in winning South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Research Grants. Race for Gold will serve as a primary fundraising event for the Anderson University Center for Cancer Research and your support will help to develop potential new treatments in the battle against cancer, thereby altering the outlook of cancer diagnosis and treatment for generations to come.

The fee for early registration (before February 21) is $20 for the general public; late registration (after February 21) for the general public is $25. Registration for students is $12 (early registration) or $15 (late registration). To register visit http://www.active.com/running/anderson-sc/race-for-gold-2012. Prizes will be awarded for top runners and all participants will receive a free “Race for Gold” t-shirt on the day of the race.

For more information, please contact:

Justin Lewis: jlewis4399@andersonuniversity.edu

Beth Fox: efox4146@andersonuniversity.edu

 Anderson University is a selective comprehensive university offering bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees on campus and online.  Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier of US News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges and is on that publication’s list of the 46 “Up & Coming” universities in America (#1 in The South).  It is also ranked as one of America’s “100 Best College Buys.”

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