Race benefits outreach services of Thompson Cancer Survival Center
Knoxville, Tenn. – The SUBWAY® Race Against Cancer is set for Sunday, November 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 http://www.raceagainstcancer.org through Wednesday, November 3. 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 1:00-2:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 8. Registration is $35 for adults and $15 for children 18 and under for the 5K run, the 1 mile walk in the park, or, for those who can’t be present on race day, the “afternoon nap” option.
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.
“My life was saved because of a cancer screening. Encouraging others to get screened for all forms of cancer is very important to me,” says Michael Holtz, 2015 race chair. “By participating in and supporting the Race, you have the power to save lives.”
“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,” says 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 http://www.raceagainstcancer.org or call (865)541-1227.