CHICAGO, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This May 31, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University will host the 22nd Annual Cancer Survivors' Celebration Walk & 5K as a tribute to cancer survivors and advances being made on every front in research and cancer care. The celebration will take place in Chicago's Grant Park and provide participants with the option of a non-competitive walk or a chip-timed 5K run, both of which will feature a beautiful route along the lakefront.
The 22nd annual Cancer Survivors' Celebration Walk & 5K is expected to draw more than 4,000 participants, bringing cancer survivors, caregivers, families and friends together with the health care professionals who support them every step of the way. Filled with music, a picnic, entertainment, t-shirts, family-friendly activities, the event will also provide an opportunity to sign the survivorship dedication wall.
Participants who would like to support the Lurie Cancer Center's mission to overcome cancer have the option to create a personalized, online fundraising page or to join a fundraising team when registering. All funds raised will directly benefit vital cancer research to help develop more effective cancer therapies, and train the next generation of physicians and scientists. Donations will also help support the Lurie Cancer Center's cancer survivorship and supportive oncology programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, which are dedicated to improving the lives of patients and families.
Fundraising is voluntary and no minimum donation is required. The physicians, researchers and health professionals of the Lurie Cancer Center and Northwestern Medicine® are committed to providing high-quality cancer care in the battle to overcome this devastating disease.
Advance registration for the walk is $15 online or at a wide range of city and suburban locations through May 29. Registration for the 5K run is $35 before May 1, and $40 before May 29. Registration on the day of the event will be $25 for the walk and $50 for the 5K run. Space is limited for the 5K and advance registration is highly recommended. Registration includes t-shirts (dri-fit shirts for runners) access to the picnic and all of the morning's activities. To register and get additional details, visit cancer.northwestern.edu/walk or call 312.695.1300.
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About the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
One of only two National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in Illinois, the Lurie Cancer Center is dedicated to scientific discovery, advancing medical knowledge, providing compassionate, state-of-the-art cancer care, and training the next generation of clinicians and scientists. Outstanding basic, translational, and clinical research complements a full range of prevention, early detection, treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care programs for all types of cancer.
Comprised of clinicians and researchers from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, as well as other academic units, our faculty bring the knowledge gained through research and collaboration directly to our patients at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.
SOURCE Northwestern Medicine