Get ready to lace up your running (or walking) shoes for the Cures for the Colors Color Run on Saturday, September 23rd, at Wayne Community College. The 2023 Color Run promises a brand-new fun run route, an exciting kid’s zone, and medals for the top-timed 5K finishers.
Register for the 5K or Fun Run by August 31st, and you will be guaranteed a race t-shirt. You can sign up for the race at southeasterncancercare.org. The race will commence at 8:30 am, kicking off an unforgettable day filled with vibrant colors, community spirit, and a shared determination to make a difference in the lives of those battling cancer. There are opportunities for businesses in Eastern North Carolina to sponsor the event or sign up to be a vendor.
“I am so excited for this year’s Color Run.” said Emma Barnes, Community Development Coordinator for Southeastern Cancer Care. “The new Fun Run route will be much more family-friendly and is a great way for entire families to get involved in the event. The Kids Zone will have bounce houses and face painting for the kids to enjoy before or after they are splashed with color on the race course. Our goal is to raise $80,000 to continue providing basic living essentials to those in our area who are battling cancer. With the community’s help, I know we can achieve that goal and continue to offer extra help to those in need.”
For more information about the Color Run including sponsorship, vendor applications, volunteering, and registration, please visit southeasterncancercare.org.
Southeastern Cancer Care was founded in 2011 by the doctors at Southeastern Medical Oncology. The doctors saw firsthand the need to support cancer patients financially as they battled their cancer diagnosis so that patients would not have to choose between treatment and basic living essentials. Southeastern Cancer Care is a 501 C 3 organization dedicated to providing gas cards, grocery cards, and help with utility bills and oncology prescriptions. 100% of the funds raised go directly to cancer patients and their families. Southeastern Cancer Care runs completely off monetary donations and volunteers’ time and resources.