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Runners raise more than $18,000 for breast cancer services

Connie Conner, left, and Dr. Rachel Raab planned the Pink Ribbon Fun Run/Walk. Photo by Sherry Pofahl
GREENVILLE, N.C.  (Oct. 8, 2009)  —  Local runners and walkers laced up their sneakers Sunday, Oct. 4, and brought in more than $18,000 for the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center at the inaugural Pink Ribbon 5K and Fun Run/Walk.

The event, held at Indigreen Industrial Park in Greenville, drew approximately 200 participants plus a dozen or so children who ran in the kids dash, said Dr. Rachel Raab, an ECU oncologist and co-organizer of the event. Many spectators also attended.

After expenses, Raab said, the event should net more than $15,500.

"We are really excited about this as all the proceeds will benefit breast cancer services at the LJCC," she said.

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