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PIKEVILLE – Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) encourages the community to participate in the Colors of Courage 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, August 16, in downtown Pikeville. Proceeds will benefit underinsured patients of the Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center.

“The cancer center staff and I are very excited about this event,” said Robert Hensley, Director of the Pikeville Medical Leonard Lawson Cancer Center. “We have some patients who are in a critical need of assistance and the funds from this race will allow us to help them continue treatment here at home.”

Most people have been affected by cancer in some way. To show support of those fighting cancer or to remember those lost, Colors of Courage 5K Run/Walk participants are encouraged to dress in the color of cancer they represent.

A brief listing of colors can be found at pikevillehospital.org/5K. Although the color for each person may be different, the Colors of Courage 5K Run/Walk will unite everyone.

To honor those who have been lost to cancer, a balloon release will be held after the run/walk. Cancer survivors will also be recognized.

Registration for the event will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the East Kentucky Expo Center Plaza on Main Street in Pikeville. The run/walk will begin at 9 a.m. The top three male and top three female finishers in each age division will receive an award. Awards will also be given for most colorful and most creative attire.

Individual entry fees are as follows:

• $20 - early registration (must be received by Friday, August 1)

• $25 - day of race

• $15 - group of eight of more

Registration forms can be found in the Medical Leader or at pikevillehospital.org/5K.

To register early and guarantee a T-shirt, complete the Colors of Courage 5K Walk/Run registration form and mail it, along with your entry fee, to Pikeville Medical Center - Public Relations Department, Attention: Torie Fowler, 116 Main Street, Pikeville, KY 41501.

Completed registration forms and entry fees can also be dropped off to PMC’s Public Relations Department, located on the first floor of the Medical Leader building at 116 Main Street in Pikeville.

For more information about the Colors of Courage 5K Run/Walk, visit pikevillehospital.org/5K or call 606-218-4509.

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