The 14th annual Putnam City Cancer Classic run/walk, which benefits cancer research at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, is scheduled for April 22.
This year’s event will be at Eldon Lyon Park (7400 NW 36th St.) in Bethany. The 5K run will begin at 9 a.m., with a 1-mile fun run/walk at 9:10 a.m.
Registration is $30 for the 5K and $20 for the fun run. The first 500 to register will receive an event T-shirt. Those registered by April 7 can customize their shirt to honor a loved one who has experienced cancer. Same-day registration will be available with a check or cash the morning of the event, but a T-shirt is not guaranteed.
New for 2023, participants can donate gently used clothing, shoes or household items. Proceeds from the sales of the items will benefit OMRF.
Students, parents and teachers in the Putnam City district have raised nearly $4 million for cancer research at OMRF since its Cancer Fund Drive began in 1975. In addition to purchasing lab equipment and supplies, the cancer drive also established the Putnam City Schools Distinguished Chair in Cancer Research at OMRF, held by scientist Linda Thompson, Ph.D.
For more information or to register, visit www.pccancerclassic.com.