13th Conquer Cancer Run set for March 18

Published 3:17 pm Thursday, March 2, 2017


HOOVER – The 13th annual Brenda Ladun Conquer Cancer Run is set for Saturday, March 18 at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen.


The event is presented by the American Cancer Society Junior Board.

“Since battling cancer twice in 13 years, and losing two friends in 2009 from this disease, I am more determined now than ever before to reduce the pain and suffering caused from this illness,” Ladun said. “We are all in this fight together. I have faith that the human spirit is much stronger than cancer. I also believe if we join our forces, we could soon put an end to this deadly disease and raise that last dollar needed to find a cure. We need you to be on the team!”

Registration costs $30 and can be completed online at ConquerCancerRun.org.

Event sponsors are ABC 33/40, St. Vincent’s One Nineteen, and Grotting & Cohn Plastic Surgery.

On the day of the run, packet pick-up will begin at 7 a.m.; an opening ceremony, warm-up and survivor recognition will begin at 7:30 a.m.; the 5K race begins at 8 a.m.; an awards ceremony will be held at 8:45 a.m.; and the 1-mile Fun Run and post-race party begins at 9:15 a.m.

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2 million volunteers saving lives in every community.

As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society’s efforts have contributed to a 25-percent decline in the cancer death rate in the U.S. since 1991, driven by less smoking, better treatments and earlier detection.

ACS is finding cures as the nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings and more.

For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call (800) 227-2345 anytime or visit cancer.org.

Those interested can follow the American Cancer Society on Facebook (@americancancersocietybirmingham), Instagram (@americancancersocietybham) and Twitter (@ACSBirmingham AL).