Monday, July 5, 2010

Annual run honors woman who battles cancer

Wendy Lang Beck, Columnist, The Decatur Daily

Running on

Brooke Hill was a young, vibrant wife and mother of two precious young girls when her life was cut short by ovarian cancer. Each year events are held in memory of Hill to raise awareness for the disease, to raise funds for ovarian cancer research, and to keep her spirit alive.

This year the annual Brooke Hill Run for Awareness will be Aug.14. If you are a runner, this 5K and 1-mile fun run is for you. Sponsored by the River City Runners, this year’s event will utilize a chip timing system to score the races. Pre-registration forms can be downloaded from or you can obtain them by contacting Jon Elmore at 351-7426. Forms need to be postmarked no later than Aug. 11 and pre-registration packets may be picked up on Friday prior to the race at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center on Church Street.
Other event sponsors include Pepsi of Decatur, Whimsy Blobs, Apple Lane Farms, Kroger, McWhorter Communications, Fleet Feet of Huntsville and the Carnegie. The run will begin near the Carnegie as it weaves its path through Old Decatur and ends at the Old State Bank. Mark it down and sign up today. Make a difference!

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