A blast at the ballpark

October 13, 2016

By Maggie Klee

pcf5k-1623Where can you go to see behind-the-scenes at a Major League ballpark, get a cancer screening, watch a former president ride a bicycle and help support cancer prevention research and education, all before 11 a.m.?  The annual Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run and Health Fair!

On September 25, families, friends and colleagues came together at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. to raise a record-breaking $287,000 for cancer prevention and early detection. That means we can fund more research grants, screening programs and educational efforts to help millions Stop Cancer Before It Starts!™ Together, we can reduce the number of people who are diagnosed with cancer each year.

Thank you to all of the amazing participants for working so hard to fundraise for this event. We want to
give special shout-outs to our three winners this year:

  • Top Individual Fundraiser: Stephanie DeLong
  • Top Team Fundraiser: Team Goewey
  • Largest Team: Team Dovel

We hope you all enjoyed kicking off your day with healthy choices by taking a sunny walk or run through Nationals Park and along the Capitol Riverfront. One of the best parts of the 5k was getting to check out the Nationals’ batting cages and dugouts and snapping photos with everyone’s favorite racing president, Teddy. You can check out some great photos from the day on our Facebook page here.

The real highlight of the day was the Health Fair, where participants could get oral cancer screenings, flu shots, healthy snacks, health information and more. The Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run and Health Fair provides the perfect opportunity to start building healthy habits to reduce cancer risk, all while having a blast at Nationals Park.

We hope to see you again next year!

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