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APSU Breast Cancer 5K raises $3,375 to American Cancer Society

5/15/2013

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Henderson Hill III (center), director of the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center at APSU, and Lauren Wilkinson (right), assistant director of the APSU University Recreation, present a check to Jerri Rule, community representative with the American Cancer Society. The proceeds are from the annual Breast Cancer Awareness 5K held April 13 on the main APSU campus. (Photo by Beth Liggett, APSU photographer)

On an early Saturday morning April 13, more than 200 runners joined forces to race in the Breast Cancer Awareness 5K race organized by a number of offices at Austin Peay State University.

Some of them walked away with top finisher awards, but all of them played a part in raising $3,375 to the American Cancer Society.

“This money will benefit breast cancer efforts,” said Jerri Rule, community representative with the American Cancer Society who was on hand to receive a check from APSU race organizers Tuesday, May 15.

This was the third year for the Breast Cancer Awareness 5K. Lauren Wilkinson, an assistant director in University Recreation whose office helped to organize the 5K run, said this year’s event was the first competitive race.

“In the past couple years, the 5K was held as a fun run, but I think having it this year as a 5K race really helped,” she said.

In addition to University Recreation, two other APSU offices – the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center and the Office of Alumni Relations – also assisted with planning the event.

For more information, contact Wilkinson at 931-221-6974 or wilkinsonl@apsu.edu. - Dr. Melony Shemberger