Tina Borg Classic 5K Benefiting Winship Cancer Institute


Event Date

Sat, Feb 21, 2015


Athens, GA

About This Activity

Come join Student Oncological Advocates in Pharmacy (SOAP), an organization within The University of Georgia's College of Pharmacy for the 3rd Annual Tina Borg Classic 5k Benefiting Winship Cancer Institute.

If you are unable to attend the event and you would like to make a contribution, you can donate here: http://www.active.com/donate/BorgWinship5K

For more race details and updates, "join" our facebook event page and invite your friends here: https://www.facebook.com/events/325590777613286/

Winship Cancer Institute was chosen for a number of reasons. First off, since it is Georgia’s only National Cancer Institute, it’s important to SOAP that we help our state. Second, and most importantly, it was chosen because that is where Tina Borg had received her treatment. On the outside, Tina may have seemed like the average wife, sister, and mother, although she wasn't; Tina was fighting stage 4 cancer. For any other health care facility, they would have deemed her diagnosis to be an almost immediate death sentence, giving her only 7-9 months to live. At Winship, they worked with her and were able to extend her life another beautiful 3 years, until her recent passing in October of 2012. They provided her with exceptional care, encouragement, and motivation to go out and live her life. With that being said, Tina was able to live her life to the fullest by going to the Grammy’s and even zip-lining 82 stories up in the air in Puerto Rico. SOAP wants to be able to give back and support Winship like they supported Mrs. Tina Borg. The funds raised at this 5K will go directly to the research of all types of cancer at Winship Cancer Institute to help other families like that of Tina Borg.

Our Mission: "To create awareness of the need of funding for all types of cancer. Each dollar raised can make the difference for a patient and his or her family. It is critical to us that we make sure to provide equal research opportunities for all types of cancer."

Event details and schedule

Pre-registering by clicking "register now" above is encouraged and will be open until the night before the race (Friday, February 20th). However, you can register the morning of the race at 7:30am. Registration is $35 and includes a long sleeve t-shirt, a "swag bag" with coupons and promotional items from various businesses in the community, door prizes, and grand prizes for winners. Everyone please arrive at 7:30am right behind Stegeman Coliseum to check-in. The actual race will begin at 8am. You can park in the lot right behind Stegeman Coliseum. UGA's official 5k course will be used, which will begin right behind Stegeman Coliseum.

If there are any questions the morning of the race, you can contact the race director, Mackenzie Johnson at (478)737-1282.

Some of the prizes that will be given out at the race include:

Keurig coffee maker (Courtesy of Athens Regional)

Body Comfort Instant Heat Pack Bundle, which contains 2 pocket packs, 2 hand packs, 2 foot packs (great for sports therapy, pain relief, or soothing relaxation) (Courtesy of SOAP)

Body Comfort Instant Heat Back Pack (great for sports therapy, pain relief, or soothing relaxation) (Courtesy of SOAP)

FOUR gift certificates for one half dozen gourmet dipped apple wedges or strawberries (Courtesy of Edible Arrangements)

TWO $25 Gift Certificates (Courtesy of Fleet Feet)

FIVE $5 gift cards (Courtesy of Jason's Deli)

TWO $10 gift cards (Courtesy of Yoforia)

4 $5 Gift Certificates to Kroger

TEN gift cards for a free 21oz freshly squeezed lemonade (Courtesy of Raising Canes)

Various Chik-fil-A coupons: TWELVE coupons for a free small Hand-Spun Milkshake, THREE coupons for a free Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich meal, TWO free Grilled Chicken Sandwiches, TWO free Chocolate Chunk Cookies, TWO free Iced or Hot Coffee

Planet Smoothie coupons

100 Insomnia Cookies coupons for a free cookie

25 Free Sub Sandwich Coupons (Courtesy of Jimmy John's)

**Refreshments will also be provided, such as granola bars, bananas, water bottles, and a tray of goodies (Courtesy of The Fresh Market)

*More prizes to come

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