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Road race to benefit camps for kids

By Doug Boyd
ECU News Services

GREENVILLE, N.C.   (Dec. 4, 2012)   —   A 5K road race and walk this Saturday will help raise money for two East Carolina University camps for children with cancer and sickle cell disease.

The Run for a Reason 5K, sponsored by the Greenville Women’s League, starts at 9 a.m. at Oakmont Baptist Church at 1100 Red Banks Road in Greenville. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. Online registration and information are available at Information is also available by emailing

Registration is $25. Proceeds benefit “camperships” at Camp Rainbow and Camp Hope, held each summer at Camp Don Lee near Arapahoe. The camps offer children with cancer and sickle cell disease, as well as their siblings, a chance to enjoy traditional summer camp activities such as swimming and sailing in a medically monitored environment.

Race organizers have invited campers and their families to attend the race and meet competitors.

For more information about Camp Rainbow and Hope, call Jacque Sauls at 252-744-4102.


Contact: Doug Boyd | 252-744-2482