Completing a 5K combines mental toughness with physical strength, much like solving a Sudoku puzzle engraved in stone. Run or walk to the top of the food chain with this Groupon.
- $15 for one entry in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk or run (up to a $35 value)
On Saturday, October 19, at 9 a.m., the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K unites the community around the goals of honoring breast cancer survivors, raising awareness about prevention, and funding research to fight the disease. The money raised this year will help the American Cancer Society find potential cures and new treatment options.
After registering for their spot in the 5K, customers can join a team or participate as individuals. They’ll also be able to choose between a noncompetitive walk or a competitive race. Each person receives a T-shirt marking their support for the movement, and breast-cancer survivors receive a special shirt. The walk begins at the NASCAR Hall of Fame and progresses through uptown Charlotte. Water tables provide refreshment opportunities along the length of the course, while pre- and post-race events enliven the atmosphere with music and warm-up exercises, food and drink,s emcees from local TV and radio stations, and fun for the whole family.
American Cancer Society
Founded in 1913 by a team of 15 prominent physicians and business leaders in New York, the American Cancer Society (ACS) aimed to raise awareness about cancer and find ways to treat it. During that time the society created the iconic Sword of Hope—a caduceus entwined with serpents—and started a movement that would transform cancer from a death sentence into a survivable disease.
Today, the American Cancer Society funds research, raises awareness, and sponsors support programs through 12 chartered divisions and more than 900 local offices across the country. In the past several decades, ACS has funded significant research leading to a cure for cancer, and supported more than 46 researchers who have gone on to win the Nobel Prize. ACS’s programs include the Reach to Recover program, which matches survivors with someone suffering from cancer to help share experience and create hope, and the Road to Recovery program, which provides free rides to and from treatments.