Work off that Turkey from Thanksgiving at this year’s Burn the Bird 5K run & 1 mile fun walk/run on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 10 a.m. on the Wildwood Boardwalk at Rio Grande Ave. There will be awards for the top three male and female finishers and age group awards. 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit Barbara Kennedy and Genny Robinson, two local women fighting cancer.
Barbara Kennedy was diagnosed with colon cancer after a routine colonoscopy, her first as she had recently turned 50. She hadn’t experienced any symptoms or problems. She had to undergo 32 rounds of chemo and radiation before her surgery for removal of the tumor last month. She now faces four more months of chemo. Barbara urges all, in her words, to “Get your colonoscopy… please do it! It’s really not that bad.”
Genny Robinson is a young recently married survivor of a brain cancer. A clinical trial finally stopped the growth of what was an extremely tough treatment.
Barbara Cresse is holding this event with help from her friends partly because her own daughter was diagnosed with stage four Lymphoma when she was a junior at Yale. Coincidentally, Yale had the best treatment program in the country for that particular cancer. After the struggle and treatment, she went on to get a graduate degree and lives and works in New York. Her experience made her determined to help whenever and wherever she can.
She invites everyone to join her. All of the run proceeds will go to the two women being honored.
Registration for the 5K run is $25, and registration for the 1 mile fun walk/run is $20. To register, visit www.active.com, or contact Barbara Cresse at (609) 780-5024 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Same-day registration is available at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registered entrants will receive a complimentary T-shirt.