Community Invited To Spring For Support

January 26, 2017
By: Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications, DCI

Benefitting the Duke Cancer Patient Support Program, organizers hope to raise $35,000 at this year’s Spring for Support 5K on Saturday, April 1, at Duke’s East Campus in Durham.

In 2015 the event raised a record $17,000 to the support the Duke Cancer patient Support Program. The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program provides services and resources to help support patients and their loved ones. Services include individual, couple and family therapy, support groups, self-image resources, pet therapy, child-life services, recreational therapy and more.

The event offers a timed 5K and a one-mile fun walk. Activities include inflatables, a fun zone for children and a survivors tent. The event will also feature live music and vendors, including Be The Match. Participants will receive event tee-shirt, Duke drawstring bag and sunglasses.

The 2017 Spring For Support 5K will take place April 1, at Duke’s East Campus in Durham. Sponsors include Pizza Hut and Argos. Check-in starts at 7 a.m. The race begins at 8 a.m. For more information or to register, visit www.springforsupport5k.org.