Fourteenth Annual CVC 5K Run/Walk Friday

March 20, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Coaches vs. Cancer-Penn State will continue its push to eclipse $2 million in total funds raised Friday (March 22) when the CVC-Penn State student organization hosts the 14th Annual CVC 5K Run/Walk on the Penn State campus.

The event, which annually draws hundreds of participants, will start at 6 p.m. Friday from Penn State's Medlar Field at Lubrano Park baseball complex. Registration is open online and in person the morning of the race. Registration is $15 per person for team registration (eight or more runners) or $18 for individuals and includes a t-shirt for the first 200 participants on race day, refreshments and prizes and an all-you-can eat spaghetti dinner the night before the race.

All proceeds benefit Coaches vs. Cancer-Penn State, which in its 18th year has raised more than $900,000 to help support the American Cancer Society and provide direct aid to those affected by the disease in the Centre Region.

The 2012-13 CVC-Penn State fund raising campaign is already off to a great start having posted a record total of $31,000 raised on Coaches vs. Cancer Band Together Day on Jan. 26 when the Nittany Lions faced Ohio State in the Bryce Jordan Center. A season high 11,212 fans attended the game, for which Penn State donated $3 for every single game ticket sold, and many purchased $10 Band Together t-shirts to support the cause and also participated in a silent auction on the concourse.

Coaches vs. Cancer-Penn State raised a record net total of $215,000 during the 2011-12 campaign, surpassing the $200,000 mark for the third-straight year, and has netted over $1 million in the last six years alone. CVC-Penn State annually ranks among the top 10 highest fundraisers among Coaches vs. Cancer organizations nationally. Much of CVC-Penn State funds are donated directly to the American Cancer Society, the largest non-profit funder of cancer research with over $30 million in research taking place in Pennsylvania each year, including three research grants totaling over $2.1 million at Penn State University.

Some of the money raised also goes directly to assist those affected by the disease in the Centre Region through the Bob Perks Fund (BPF). CVC-Penn State has donated more than $220,000 to the fund, including a donation of $38,000 in December, the fifth-straight year the organization has presented an annual grant in excess of $35,000 to the local charity that provides direct assistance to individuals and families affected by cancer in Centre, Blair, Clearfield and Huntingdon counties.

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