Summer/Fall Race Series Supports Cancer Research at Ohio State

May 22, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 2014 James 5K race series kicks off Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Bexley, Ohio, with the Move MMORE 5K to benefit multiple myeloma cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James).

The James 5K race series includes five run/walk events benefiting breast, leukemia, lung, multiple myeloma and sarcoma cancer research at The OSUCCC - James. Combined, these five community organized events generate nearly $300,000 annually for local research programs and clinical trials. More than 3,200 runners are expected to participate in the 2014 events. For more information, visit James5K or call 614-293-9341.

Move MMORE 5K, mmore.org
Saturday, June 7, 2014
8:30 a.m.
Wolfe Park, 105 Park Dr., Bexley Ohio

Since its inception in 2008, the Move MMORE race has raised more than $285,000 for multiple myeloma research at The OSUCCC – James. The event is hosted by the MMORE (Multiple Myeloma Opportunities for Research and Education), a nonprofit organization created by a Columbus-area family after their young daughter was diagnosed and successfully treated for this form of blood cancer. Event participants receive a dry-fit shirt for participation.

The Jack Roth 5K Rock ‘n’ Run, jackrothfund.com
Sunday, June 8, 2014
9 a.m.
Bexley High School, 326 S. Cassingham Rd., Bexley Ohio

Now in its ninth year, participants travel through the downtown brick streets of Bexley for this race that begins and ends at Bexley High School. Proceeds benefit lung cancer research at The OSUCCC – James and other local nonprofit organizations. This event includes a kid’s dash event along with live music, food and prizes.

Clunger Beats 5000, clungerbeats5000.com​
Sunday, August 31, 2014
10 a.m.
Ohio Stadium, 411 Woody Hayes Dr., Columbus, Ohio

This race honors the memory of former James patient Corey Lunger and generates funding for acute lymphoblastic leukemia research at The OSUCCC – James. The family-friendly race includes a raffle and live music.

Steps for Sarcoma, stepsforsarcoma.com
Sunday, September 14, 2014
9 a.m.
Wendy’s International Headquarters, 4288 W Dublin Granville Rd, Dublin, Ohio

This family and dog-friendly event benefits orthopedic sarcoma research and includes a 5K run/1 mile walk as well as a free photo booth and face painting for kids.

Courage Conquer and Cure 5K, courageconquercure.com
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
8 a.m.
36 S. High Street, Canal Winchester, Ohio

This race travels over the Bergstresser/Dietz Bridge, the only remaining covered bridge in Franklin County. The race was created in 2012 by two young breast cancer survivors from Canal Winchester, Ohio, in order to raise funds for breast cancer research at The OSUCCC – James through the Spielman Fund.

About The OSUCCC – James

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute strives to create a cancer-free world by integrating scientific research with excellence in education and patient-centered care, a strategy that leads to better methods of prevention, detection and treatment. Ohio State is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and one of only four in the United States funded by the NCI to conduct both phase I and phase II clinical trials. The NCI recently rated Ohio State’s cancer program as “exceptional,” the highest rating given by NCI survey teams. As the cancer program’s 228-bed adult patient-care component, The James is one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation as ranked by U.S.News & World Report.

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Media Contact: Amanda J. Harper, Director of Media Relations, The OSUCCC–James, 614-293-3737 (central media line), 614-685-5420 (direct) or Amanda.Harper2@osumc.edu

Contact Media Staff

Amanda Harper

Director of Media Relations

614-685-5420 (direct)

614-293-3737 (main)

Amanda.Harper2@osumc.edu


Media staff are available by calling 614-293-3737 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

 

If after hours, please call 614-293-8000 (ask the operator to page the hospital administrative manager).

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