Individuals and teams are invited to be “foot soldiers” in the fight against cancer during U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart’s third annual Run4Life Oct. 26.
Participants can walk or run laps around Husky Field from 6-10 p.m. to honor living cancer warriors and to remember those who lost their battles with the disease.
Cancer warriors are also invited to take part in the opening ceremony and a “victory lap.”
While participants may do as many or as few laps as they want, teams are requested to keep at least one team member on the track for each hour of the event.
Run4Life is sponsored by the USAG Stuttgart Equal Employment Opportunity Office’s Special Emphasis Program, for National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Since 1988, October has been declared National Disability Employment Awareness Month to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the contributions of America’s workers with disabilities, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Cancer is a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to Eshe Faulcon, a USAG Stuttgart EEO specialist.
Run4Life is designed to raise awareness about cancer and to educate people about cancer prevention, added Faulcon. Participants can also honor a loved one who has passed or is fighting the disease, during a luminaria ceremony, which will be held at 10 p.m.
“Luminarias are a special way to honor and remember cancer warriors during Run4Life. Each luminaria represents a person. They are our relatives, friends, co-workers and so much more,” Faulcon said. Participants will be encouraged to personalize their luminaria to make it special for the person they will honor.
Faulcon is seeking volunteers who can help with the set-up and break-down, distribute water to participants, light luminarias and pass out health-related literature.
To register, visit http://stuttgartrun4life.eventbrite.com. The registration deadline is Oct. 24. Volunteers can sign up at www.volunteerspot.com/login/entry/5612140920127. For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.