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5K RUN WALK TO CRUSH CHILDHOOD CANCER Sept. 16th

5K RUN WALK TO CRUSH CHILDHOOD CANCER Sept. 16th

To benefit Boston Children's Hospital  
 
Please come walk or run with Fitness Together and Boston Children's Hospital on Saturday September 16th, 2017 at 8:30 AM.  
 
This 5K run/walk begins at 59 Worthen Road (Grace Chapel) in Lexington, MA and winds its way through tree covered back roads and back toward the center.  
It contains flat and hilly terrain, including 2 challenging hills. So there's a little something for everyone!  
The event is USATF Sanctioned.  
5th Annual Crushing Cancer 4 Kids 5K  
 
5K Walk/Run! Family friendly!  
 
This event will benefit Boston Children's Hospital and funding will go directly toward DIPG Brain Tumor research.  
 
What is DIPG? Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a brain tumor found in a part of the brain stem called the pons.  
The pons controls essential bodily functions such as heartbeat, breathing, swallowing, eye movement, eyesight, and balance.  
DIPG affects children almost exclusively. Approximately 200-400 children in the United States are diagnosed with DIPG each year. These children are typically between the ages of 4 and 11.  
DIPG accounts for roughly 10-15% of all brain tumors in children.  
Only 10% of children with DIPG survive for 2 years following their diagnosis, and LESS THAN 1% survive for 5 years. The MEDIAN survival time is 9 months from diagnosis.  
 
YOU NEED TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT AT RaceWire:  
https://racewire.com/register.php?id=8010  
 
IF you CAN'T attend our race but still want to help...this is a direct link to  
http://fundraise.childrenshospital.org/goto/crushingcancer4kids  
(781) 862-1175  
 
Visit the Lexington Website  
https://fitnesstogether.com/lexington/CRUSHINGCANCER4KIDS5K  

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