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Tina Borg Classic 5K Benefiting Winship Cancer Institute
Sat, Feb 27, 2016
Running-5K - Individual Age group/open
About This Activity
Come join Student Oncological Advocates in Pharmacy (SOAP), an organization within The University of Georgia's College of Pharmacy for the 4th Annual Tina Borg Classic 5k Benefiting Winship Cancer Institute.
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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 26th). 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, Alia Reid at (678)978-4532.