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Oct. 29, 2015
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Race benefits outreach services of Thompson Cancer Survival Center
The SUBWAY® Race Against Cancer is set for Sunday, Nov. 8, at World’s Fair Park. The East Tennessee area SUBWAY® franchise owners announced their partnership with Thompson Cancer Survival Center and Covenant Health in February as the new title sponsor of the annual Race Against Cancer. Now in its 22nd year, the 5K race benefits the cancer outreach and education services of Thompson Cancer Survival Center.
There are three registration options available. Online registration is available at www.raceagainstcancer.org through Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. One-stop registration is available at Fleet Feet Sports in Turkey Creek and New Balance Knoxville in Suburban Plaza. Race-day registration on the lawn at World’s Fair Park will be open from 1-2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov.8.
Registration is $35 for adults and $15 for children 18 and under for the 5K run, the one-mile walk in the park, or, for those who can’t be present on race day, the “afternoon nap” option.
“My life was saved because of a cancer screening. Encouraging others to get screened for all forms of cancer is very important to me,” said Michael Holtz, 2015 race chair. “By participating in and supporting the race, you have the power to save lives.”
The fundraising goal for the 2015 race is $475,000, with 5,000 registered participants. Funds raised through the race will provide cancer prevention, education and early detection services for the medically underserved throughout East Tennessee.
“We are thrilled for the opportunity to partner with Thompson Cancer Survival Center and sponsor the Race Against Cancer,” said John Dell, SUBWAY® restaurants East Tennessee Development Agent and local owner. “This race is a longstanding community tradition and SUBWAY® restaurants are committed to supporting organizations that work to improve the quality of life for members of our community.”
“Since the race began in 1993, more than $5 million has been raised for cancer education and care in East Tennessee,” said Gina Williams, director of development for Thompson Cancer Survival Center Foundation. “We are so grateful for the support of this community, and particularly for the new excitement and motivation that the local SUBWAY® franchisees and their employees have brought to the race this year. The impact of the race is growing by leaps and bounds!”
For more information or to register for the race, visit www.raceagainstcancer.org or call 865-541-1227.
About Thompson Cancer Survival Center
Thompson Cancer Survival Center (TCSC) was founded to bring world-class cancer care to East Tennessee. At Thompson, leading cancer specialists use the most advanced technologies to achieve breakthrough successes in treating many types of cancer. These doctors have the support of a complete team: dieticians, genetics counselors, physicists, pharmacists, therapists, technologists, oncology nurses, social workers and others are all there to treat — and beat – the disease.
Therapies pioneered at Thompson have transformed and saved the lives of hundreds of East Tennessee cancer patients while progressive clinical trials have brought the most advanced new cancer medicines to this area. In addition to its main downtown location, TCSC has facilities in West Knoxville, Oak Ridge and Sevierville.
About Covenant Health
Covenant Health is a not-for-profit health system providing comprehensive health services throughout East Tennessee. Headquartered in Knoxville, Covenant Health includes nine acute care hospitals as well as numerous outpatient and specialty health care services, physician offices and wellness programs. Covenant Health has more than 10,000 employees, volunteers and affiliated physicians.
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