Austin, TX – April 27, 2017 – In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, the Livestrong Foundation – a global leader and pioneer in cancer patient survivorship – announced today the launch of The Livestrong Honor 5k/10k, which will take place on September 17 in downtown Austin. Participants are encouraged to wear commemorative bibs featuring the name of a “Cancer Warrior” in honor of the brave, inspiring survivors of the life-threatening disease.
“All of us have been touched by cancer in one way or another, and we hear every day the powerful stories of cancer survivors and their families,” Livestrong President, Greg Lee said. “We created the Livestrong Honor 5k/10k for all of us to share the names, faces and stories of people we love who have been in the fight. It is sure to be a meaningful, emotion-filled day of celebration, hope and remembrance.”
The event includes a “Brunch & Run” package that gives participants the opportunity to enjoy several of Austin and San Antonio’s best food trucks at the finish line festival, including Burro Cheese Kitchen, Gourdough’s and Rock on Wheels.
Join Livestrong and thousands of friends and family in the cancer community, for this special event on September 17. Visit www.Livestrong5k10k.org/ for more information and to sign up.
About the Livestrong Foundation
The Livestrong Foundation fights to improve the lives of people affected by cancer now. For 20 years, Livestrong has been a voice for cancer survivors and has directly served more than 3.5 million people. A pioneer in the field of survivorship, Livestrong remains a world leader in providing direct services to cancer patients and survivors, advocating for policies that enhance survivors’ quality of life and developing partnerships that create access to cancer programs across the country. Since 2007, the Livestrong at the YMCA program has made a return to fitness and wellbeing possible for more than 40,000 survivors in more than 530 YMCA locations across America. Working with The University of Texas’ Dell Medical School, Livestrong is building the Livestrong Cancer Institutes to reinvent and redesign cancer care for and with people affected by cancer. If anyone you know needs cancer support, please visit Livestrong.org/WeCanHelp. For more information about our programs and services, please visit Livestrong.org.