Outrunning Cancer - leading the fight against a killer disease

June 15, 2011

Runners World

The pink ribbons adorning running caps and singlets.

The collection of purple shirts populating marathon corrals and water stops. The rainbow-colored signs--"For Mom: Our Survivor!"--lining every step of marathon courses. The visual tapestry of today's running scene now comes to us largely from the efforts of cancer survivors and their supporters. Indeed, the current running boom itself is in no small way indebted to the efforts of people getting involved in races to raise awareness for cancer research. Perhaps more important than that, though, is the financial contribution these runners and donors are making to fight the disease. More than $650 million annually. That's right: $650 million... Read More

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