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Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation Organizes 5K to Support Breast Cancer Research

Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center at Prentice Women's Hospital October 27, 2014

LSCRF 5K calls attention to raising support for research that fights breast cancer
CHICAGO, IL – Get out your running shoes and warm pullovers! On Nov. 8 you’re invited to run, jog or walk with us at the first annual Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (LSCRF) 5K! The inaugural 5K event will help raise support for breast cancer research and educational programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and its Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center.

“We are very excited to host the first Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation 5K,” said Lori Leib, LSCRF executive board member and co-organizer of the LSCRF 5K. “This is a great event to help the fight against breast cancer and provide a way for Chicago’s survivors, friends, family and supporters to come together.”

Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer for women in America and the world. With early detection and treatment, this disease can be effectively treated 96 percent of the time.

Participants of the LSCRF 5K can choose to run, jog, or walk the course, and the event is also stroller friendly. For those that choose to run, the 5K will provide a certified course with bib-chip timing. Anyone who is unable to participate, but who would still like to support the event, can also choose to donate or volunteer.

One of the many runners participating in the November 8, 5K will be Carolyn Nugent, a breast cancer survivor that was diagnosed in the spring of 2014 and will be finishing her last cancer treatment one week before the event.

“I am an avid runner and actually participated in this year’s Chicago marathon,” said Nugent. “I have never let my cancer prevent me from doing what I want to do and I am really looking forward to being able to be part of the first Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation 5K.”

Before the start of the event, Nugent will also speak about her experience with breast cancer and why events like the LSCRF 5K are so important.

The LSCRF 5K will take place in Chicago’s scenic Lincoln Park. Online registration, is available through October 30, 2014, and same-day registration will also be available on-site beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Formed in 1985, LSCRF partners exclusively with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center to raise resources for breast cancer research and education. To learn more about LSCRF call 312.926.4274.

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