Conquering cancer one step at a time

Published 3:04 pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018

By Brady Talbert / Staff Writer

HOOVER  Runners in the Birmingham area will soon have the chance to run for a reason, as the 14th annual Brenda Ladun Conquer Cancer Run strides toward Hoover yet again.

Brenda Ladun, anchor on ABC 33/40’s 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscast, is once again the face of this year’s run, as Ladun herself is a cancer survivor. On the American Cancer Society website, Ladun states “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.”

This year’s race throws it back to participants favorite decade, as runners make the Decade Dash in ‘50 to ‘90 attire. There are two races available to the public. Runners may participate in a 5k run or a mile-long race. Registration for the 5k is $40. The mile-long dash is a color run, $40 for those over the age of 16 and $25 for kids.

The Decade Dash will be held at St. Vincent’s One Nineteen Health & Wellness in Hoover on June 23, 2018. The event will feature a block party and a kid’s zone with a bounce house, face painting and pony rides.

More information on registration and additional activities taking place is available on the American Cancer Society’s website at Registration will also be available at the event at 4 p.m.