• June 20, 2024

4th Annual Purple Project 5K

4th Annual Purple Project 5K

DHR Health is delighted to host the 4th Annual Purple Project 5K: A Uniting Run for All Cancers event, scheduled to take place at 8:00 a.m. on June 29, 2024, at the scenic Edinburg Municipal Park located at 714 S. Raul Longoria Road. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Renaissance Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization of DHR Health dedicated to helping local underserved cancer patients with financial and transportation assistance, as well as free wigs. The 5K aims to raise cancer awareness during the month of June, known as “National Cancer Survivors Month.” DHR Health invites cancer survivors, caretakers, family members, and friends to participate in this empowering event that unites cancer survivors and remembers the memory of lives lost to cancer while demonstrating unwavering support for those currently fighting the disease.

“This event is a celebration of life for cancer survivors, patients, families, and the community. Plus, it’s all for a wonderful cause as the monies we raise help support cancer patients from throughout the Rio Grande Valley,” said Evelyn Saenz, Executive Director of the Renaissance Cancer Foundation. “With the support of our sponsors and registrants, we raised more than $9,000 at last year’s event, and we hope to exceed those numbers this year.”

Registration is now open, and participants who register by June 17th at noon will receive a complimentary Purple Project 5K t-shirt. The registration fee is $10 for cancer survivors (no time chip), $25 for runners (with a time chip), and $20 for walkers (no time chip). Additionally, the first 300 registered participants to cross the 5K finish line will receive a commemorative medal. To register, visit the event’s official website at www.dhrhealth.com/purpleproject5K.

“The atmosphere will be filled with encouragement, compassion, and the goal of raising cancer awareness and support,” said Clara Chapa, DHR Health Oncology Institute Community Outreach Coordinator.

According to the National Cancer Institute, an individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis through the balance of his or her life. Each survivorship experience is unique, as survivors may face various challenges during and after treatments.

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