$15 for Entry in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk/Run (Up to $35 Value)

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In a Nutshell

5K to support breast-cancer research draws community members for a morning of celebration and a commitment to halting the disease

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 19, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Online registration required. Valid only at listed event. New participants only. Not valid for those who have already registered. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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.

The Deal

  • $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.

Customer Reviews

It was organized wonderfully. Loved the 5k event clearly marked route.
Roxanne S. · January 5, 2013
Great charity. Great cause.
Maria C. · January 5, 2013
The walk turned out great and I am glad that I could have been a part of such a great cause and movement in an attempt to find a cure for breast cancer.
Gabby · October 21, 2012
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