ASU Sponsors Cancer Prevention Walk on Saturday!

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Event date
Mar 02,2019
Event Time range
11:00 am - 01:00 pm

WHEN: Saturday (March 2), 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: It begins at ASU’s Academic Mall area; just off N. University Drive (across from the WVAS Radio Tower)

Alabama State University is inviting the community to join it in helping to save lives across all populations through cancer prevention and early detection by participating in the 2.5K Cancer Prevention Walk on Saturday (March 2), from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting at the ASU’s Academic Mall area.

The walk is sponsored by the University Counseling Center with free registration, and it’s open to the public.

Bring your entire family, including the kids and pets, for a day of exercise, education and fun.

The event features food, music and buttons. Organizers are asking event-goers to donate $1 for the buttons.  

After getting in your morning exercise at the 2.5k walk, stop by ASU Connection-Day on campus and attend a basketball game later on that evening.  

“Cancer affects so many people in the community,” said Chris Johns, director of the University Counseling Center. “The walk is one way to acknowledge those who are dealing with the deadly disease.”

Johns also said the event creates awareness about cancer and mental health services that are available to support families dealing with the lethal disease.

Participants who would like to support the University Counseling Center’s efforts, can make a donation on the ASU website (just click ASU Foundation and go to University Counseling) or during the event.

“So come and join in to celebrate cancer survivors, inspire those recently diagnosed, and offer support for families, friends and caregivers through this community event,” Johns said.

News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.

ASU Media Relations specialist Hazel Scott wrote this news release.