By Lisa Berry Edwards, Managing Director, External Affairs, Prevent Cancer Foundation

The starting line of the 5k; Photo Courtesy of Jack Hartzman Photography

Step up to the plate for cancer prevention and come down to Nationals Park on Sunday, Nov. 3 for the 11th annual Prevent Cancer Health Fair and 5k Walk/Run. The Foundation will bring the community together for a day of healthy fun to support lifesaving cancer prevention and early detection programs across the country. 

Here are the top 5 things to look forward to at the event: 

  1. Free health services. More than 30 local health and fitness partners will offer services such as health screenings and flu shots, healthy snacks, massages, giveaways and more. 
  2. Exclusive access to Nats Park. After the 5k, you and your family can take a swing in the Nationals batting cages and hang in the dugouts down on the field. 
  3. Family fun. All kids 12 and under are FREE. Check out the kids parkour course and face-painting for all ages, plus a Kids Zone and jungle gym for youngsters. The event is both stroller- and dog-friendly and there will be a shortened “Fun Run” for kids, dogs and anyone who does not want to run or walk the full course. 
  4. Getting active. Physical activity is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle and reducing your cancer risk. Before running or walking the 5k, you can get warmed up with a quick lesson from cardio kickboxing trainer Geni Lee. The 5k is not a timed race, so everyone can join in on the fun!
  5. Fundraising for a good cause. Start a team or fundraise alone; you may even win an award, such as “biggest team” or “highest fundraiser.” Your fundraising dollars support the Prevent Cancer Foundation®.

To register and learn more, visit: preventcancer5k.org. 

Cost of registration is $20 for participants ages 13-16 and $35 for ages 17+. The event will take place rain or shine.


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