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Winship Win the Fight 5K counting on team spirit

Runners, walkers, even sleepy-heads can all help beat cancer by joining the 2013 Winship Win the Fight 5K on Saturday, October 5, 2013. In three short years, the Winship Cancer Institute's Win the Fight 5K, which is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier, has become one of Atlanta's most popular running events.

Legendary University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley and his wife Barbara will fire the starting gun and serve as Grand Marshalls for the event. Coach and Mrs. Dooley, who also are members of the Winship Cancer Institute Advisory Board, know a thing or two about teamwork and are encouraging a team approach to this year’s Win the Fight 5K.

“We want to support the research going on right here in Georgia, and we want to do what we can to intensify the fight against a disease that claims more than 14,000 Georgians a year," said Coach Dooley, who was treated successfully for throat cancer five years ago.

The Winship 5K starts and ends on the Emory University campus, at the McDonough Field complex on Asbury Circle, and winds through the beautiful historic neighborhood of Druid Hills. Registration is $30 for walkers and $35 for runners.

For more information on the Winship Win the Fight 5K, log on to: winship5K.emory.edug

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