Run for Your Life
June 18, 8 a.m. Haddad Riverfront Park
The CAMC Foundation Run for Your Life is held each June in conjunction with FestivALL. The 5-mile run, 2.5-mile walk begins at Haddad Riverfront Park, takes participants through the streets of Charleston and returns to the park to finish.
Proceeds from Run for Your Life benefit colorectal cancer awareness and screening initiatives to help people who cannot otherwise afford critical screening procedures.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women. Even though the number of deaths from colorectal cancer has decreased due to increased screenings and improvements in cancer treatment, the need for education and awareness is still important.
It’s a cause that this year’s honorary chairman is passionate about.
“I am grateful to be asked to be the honorary chair of the CAMC Foundation’s Run for Your Life race because after being diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer at the age of 48 during a colonoscopy, I realize how serious and critical regular screening is for diagnosing colorectal cancer for those over 50 or even younger for those with a family history,” said Erin Magee an attorney with Jackson Kelly.
To register or volunteer for this event, visit camcfoundation.org.