St. Vincent’s One Nineteen will get a blast from the past June 23 as runners don attire from their favorite decade, spanning from the ‘50s to the ‘90s, and take on Brenda Ladun’s Decade Dash.
The annual run is hosted by Ladun, of ABC 33/40, and the American Cancer Society’s junior executive board. It raises funds for the society and its efforts to support patients and fund research to find better
treatments and cures for cancer.
“Since battling cancer twice and losing many friends from the disease, I am more determined now than ever before to reduce pain and suffering caused from this illness,” Brenda Ladun said in a released statement. “We are all in this fight together. I have faith that the human spirit is much stronger than cancer. I also believe if we join our forces, we could soon put an end to this deadly disease and raise that last dollar needed to find a cure. We need you to be on the team!”
Races will begin with a one-mile color run at 5:30 p.m., followed by a 5K race and ending with a block party.
Guests who feel they’re dressed the best can compete in a costume contest at the block party after the race. The festivities will include a kids’ zone, music and a barbecue dinner.
For a donation of $100, the names of cancer survivors can be submitted through June 3 to be printed on the back of the official race T-shirt. For more information, contact Julia Meyers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register, visit fightcancerbhm.com/decade-dash. ❖