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AACR Runners for Research 5K Run/Walk
April 9, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am$17 – $62
Whether you’re a walker or a runner, team up with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) to advance lifesaving cancer research.
Members of the AACR Runners for Research team participate in races around the country to support the AACR and our more than 50,000 members who lead the effort to prevent and cure cancer. This year our signature 5K Run/Walk will be held in New Orleans, LA, as cancer scientists, survivors, advocates, and others gather April 8 -13 for the AACR Annual Meeting 2022 to discuss the latest developments in the fight against cancer. The Annual Meeting 5K Run/Walk is a wonderful opportunity to bring together AACR members with the local New Orleans community in an effort to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. We invite individuals and companies to join us for this event to unite for a cause and support healthy active lifestyles. Proceeds raised from the AACR Runners for Research 5K Run/Walk will go toward advancing research progress for the millions worldwide affected by cancer.
Join the fun and support an important cause at the AACR Runners for Research 5K Run/Walk!
Join cancer survivor, NFL running back and two-time Super Bowl winner, Brandon Bolden as he serves as Ambassador for this year’s race.
In 2018, Bolden, a Louisiana native, was diagnosed with epidermoid carcinoma, a form of skin cancer. The football star was 28-years-old at the time and underwent surgery to remove the carcinoma during the off-season. He initially lost function of the right side of his face, but later regained facial mobility. Bolden shared how this surgery changed his perspective, saying, “I thought I was doing everything to prevent stuff like that from happening, and it happened. I had surgery and that was kind of my reset. I was able to redo it and reprocess how I was doing everything in my life, and here we are, going on four years of being cancer-free.”
*All registered participants will receive a commemorative AACR 2022 Runners for Research 5K Run/Walk New Orleans tech running shirt.*