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Registration is still available for the Lung Cancer Research Council’s fourth annual SW Florida 5K Run/Walk and Mile of Memories Memorial Walk, taking place Nov. 5 at the Charlotte Sports Park, located at 2300 El Jobean Rd. in Port Charlotte. Raising awareness and support for those who have been affected by lung cancer, the event will benefit the Lung Cancer Research Council programs that promote lung cancer screening and early detection.

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Online registration is available through Nov. 2 at www.lungcancerresearchcouncil.org. Day-of registration is available 6 to 7:45 a.m. Check-in begins at 6 a.m. with the competitive and non-competitive 5K Run/Walk and the Mile of Memories Memorial Walk commencing at 8:15 a.m. Following the walk, the morning will conclude with a rally and awards presentation.

Registration for the competitive and non-competitive 5K Run/Walk is $25 for ages 19 and up, $15 for ages 14-18 and free for 13 years and under. Registration for the Mile of Memories Memorial Walk is $25 for ages 19 and up and free for participants 18 years and under. Registration will increase by $5 for participants ages 14 and up if registering on event day. All online registrants are guaranteed an event T-shirt and goody bag. A limited quantity of T-shirts and goody bags will be available for those registering on event day.

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In order to bring awareness to middle school students on the dangers of smoking and other tobacco use, the Lung Cancer Research Council recently hosted a contest for local middle schools to design the event T-shirt for the upcoming SW Florida 5K Run/Walk and Mile of Memories Memorial Walk. A Port Charlotte Middle School student’s design was selected, depicting a colorful hot air balloon emblazoned with the words “Find, Treat, Cure.”

Now entering its fourth year, the SW Florida 5K Run/Walk and Mile of Memories Memorial Walk has raised over $200,000 to benefit programs that generate awareness and understanding about lung cancer and promote screening and early detection in an effort to save lives right here in Southwest Florida.

For more information about the event and volunteer opportunities, visit www.lungcancerresearchcouncil.org or email Info@LCRCinc.org.

About the Lung Cancer Research Council

The Lung Cancer Research Council is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to increasing public awareness and understanding about lung cancer and promoting screening and early detection in order to save lives. The Lung Cancer Research Council seeks to engage lung cancer survivors, family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers and others who share our mission to extend and save lives. To learn more about the Lung Cancer Research Council, visit www.lungcancerresearchcouncil.org or email Info@LCRCinc.org.