Ne­boHOPE Run:Rac­ing foracure for­cancer

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Help fin­ish the fight against can­cer by join­ing the Nebo HOPE Run 5K and Fam­ily Fun Run on Satur­day, Aug. 20.

A di­ag­no­sis of can­cer is a life-chang­ing event for pa­tients, their fam­i­lies and all those who love them. The Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety’s Re­lay For Life takes that event and changes it again for the bet­ter by show­ing them they are not alone. Re­lay For Life is a global com­mu­nity work­ing to­gether to em­power com­mu­ni­ties to cel­e­brate the lives of peo­ple who have and are battling can­cer, re­mem­ber loved ones lost and fight back against the dis­ease.

Each year, more than 3.5 mil­lion peo­ple in 5,000 com­mu­ni­ties in the United States, along with ad­di­tional com­mu­ni­ties in 20 other coun­tries, gather to take part in this global re­lay move­ment and raise much-needed funds and aware­ness to save lives from can­cer. Since 1985, more than $4 bil­lion has been raised through Re­lay For Life to sup­port the Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety’s mis­sion.

Nebo Re­lay For Life is south­ern Utah County’s com­mu­nity event where teams, fam­ily and friends come to­gether to raise money to help fin­ish the fight against can­cer. In spite of the im­pres­sive ac­com­plish­ments of the global move­ment, Re­lay For Life is a per­sonal move­ment for ev­ery team and ev­ery par­tic­i­pant in the re­lay.

“Noth­ing could fill the hole in our lives left by the loss of my fa­ther,” said Robert Moore, owner of Nebo Com­fort Sys­tems in Payson. “Re­lay For Life helped give us new mean­ing, new pur­pose and a new mis­sion. We honor him by work­ing to put an end to the dis­ease that took him from us.”

Nebo HOPE Run is spon­sored by Nebo Com­fort Sys­tems’ Nebo Cares Pro­gram. The run will be for fam­i­lies of all shapes and sizes, busi­nesses, school teams, neigh­bors and friends.

The $20 regis­tra­tion fee in­cludes a race T-shirt and much more. There is a Spe­cial Can­cer Sur­vivor regis­tra­tion with ad­di­tional awards for par­tic­i­pat­ing sur­vivors and a spe­cial rac­ing di­vi­sion. Kids of all ages can join the event by par­tic­i­pat­ing in the 5K and the Fun Run.

Busi­nesses can par­tic­i­pate through the Nebo HOPE Run’s spon­sor­ship pro­gram or by spon­sor­ing a team of par­tic­i­pants. All prof­its from the race will go to the Amer­i­can Can­cer So­ci­ety’s Nebo Re­lay For Life.

The Nebo HOPE Run 5K will start at 8 a.m. at the Span­ish Fork Sports Park, 296 W. Vol­un­teer Dr., Span­ish Fork, by the main pav­il­ion and travel along the beau­ti­ful Span­ish Fork River Trail. The Fam­ily Fun Run will start at 10 a.m. and will also start at the main pav­il­ion and go around the four main base­ball di­a­monds.

“The Nebo HOPE Run will be a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity for fam­i­lies to cel­e­brate life as we race to save lives,” said Lorene Moore, co-di­rec­tor of Nebo Cares.

Regis­ter your whole fam­ily for the Nebo HOPE Run at nebo­hope­run.org.

Those in­ter­ested in be­ing a busi­ness spon­sor can con­tact Nebo Cares di­rec­tor Lorene Moore at lorene@nebo­cares.org or 801-465-2709 or Nebo Cares di­rec­tor Tyler Moore at tyler@nebo­cares.org or 801- 400-1377.

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