Purple Stride Atlanta

There are a lot of great races for special causes out there. It’s a good feeling to be able to get out there and raise money and awareness for something you believe in. That’s what Purple Stride Atlanta is doing on November 15th. Join others for an admirable cause at Centennial Olympic Park for a 5K run and family-friendly walk that will leave you inspired and full of hope.

Purple Stride Atlanta is an event held by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network to raise awareness for and aide in prevention of pancreatic cancer. Statistics have estimated that almost 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with this type of cancer yearly and close to 40,000 of them will die from this disease. Among the different types of cancer, this is the fourth leading cause of death and has a five-year survival rate of only 6%. The National Cancer Institute has not allowed as much funding for this deadly disease but, with the help of events such as Purple Stride Atlanta, we will hopefully find the research we need to cure it.

So what is there do to at Purple Stride Atlanta? Aside from the refreshing 5K and family walk, there will be children’s activities, refreshments, music, and so much more. Registration for this event opens at 7:30am the day of the race with opening ceremonies beginning at 9am. Shortly after the announcements, the race and walk will take place. You can still register online before midnight on November 12. You will be able to register for the event as an individual or you can register as a group for more fun. So load up the SouthTowne Motors vehicle with family and friends to walk or run in an event for a great cause. Remember that strollers are permitted, however, pets are not. Even if you can’t participate in the 5K, you may still donate to the cause. Visit their website for more information about registering or donating.

This is going to be a fun and exciting time with lots of energetic people working for a common goal. Share in the joy of helping a worthy cause and get some exercise at the same time. Parking for your Newnan Chevy will be provided at the American Cancer Society’s parking deck.

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