Pittsburgh Cure Sarcoma 5K Run/Walk 2018

Sat July 7, 2018 Allison Park, PA US 15101 Directions
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Timed 5K Run/Walk

$25 7:00AM EDT - 12:30PM EDT Price increases after June 14, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT

Untimed 5K Run/Walk

$25 7:00AM EDT - 12:30PM EDT Price increases after June 14, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT
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10301 Pearce Mill Rd
Allison Park, PA US 15101
Description

We are pleased to announce the 8th Annual Pittsburgh Cure Sarcoma 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the North Park Boathouse in Allison Park, PA.  The 8th Annual Pittsburgh Cure Sarcoma 5K is both a 5K (3.1 miles) Run or 5K Walk event. The event is being organized in cooperation with the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA). Our goal is to raise both awareness and resources for sarcoma research through the SFA and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. The success of this effort depends on contributions from both organizations and concerned individuals.

Price will increase after 6/14/2018 11:59 pm
T-shirt & Sponsorship deadline: June 15, 2018

Registration opens at 7am.  Race starts at 9am.

Shuttle service will be running continually between 7am and 12pm from the skating rink and swimming pool parking lots.

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Brief History of Pittsburgh Cure Sarcoma (PCS) Organization

In January 2011, Drs. Hussein Tawbi and Kurt Weiss with UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, chaired a start-up committee of 12 members who joined with the Sarcoma Foundation of America to fundraise and raise awareness for the Pittsburgh area and beyond. The group pursued a 5K event with a goal to raise awareness and support others who have been affected by this rare cancer. This event, along with the creation of the website, garnered much attention in the Pittsburgh region and gathered many families who have been affected by sarcoma cancer.

The overwhelming success of the initial 5K fundraiser in 2011 set the foundation for this to be an annual event, which has continued to grow each year in participation and funding to support research. To date this event, as well as an annual golf outing, has raised over $1,000,00,000 to support sarcoma research here in Pittsburgh and across the nation through the Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA). Since 2012, the SFA has presented a research grant named in honor of Pittsburgh Cure Sarcoma to a sarcoma researcher in the United States to continue efforts to development innovative treatment approaches for sarcoma. This would not be possible without the support and participation of major sponsors in the Pittsburgh region and involvement of generous patients and their families.

Please join us to help ensure that our progress to support sarcoma research continues.