In community, Health
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These runners are inspiring!

We’re going to be out Friday supporting the teams running the “Mother of all Relays” — Providence Hood to Coast (HTC). Together, teams of 12 will run nearly 200 miles from the Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood to the Oregon Coast, raising funds in the fight to end cancer. HTC is challenging everyone to donate $1 for every mile, to help #FinishCancer.

The event this year will include 12,699 runners and 3,600 volunteers. HTC began in 1982 with 8 teams and has filled the team cap on the opening day of registration for the last 17 years straight. The event culminates in a finish party with music and goodies. It’s an awesome event for a great cause.

HTC has been working to raise funds to #FinishCancer, raising near half a million in funds thus far. Many of those involved are running for a personal cause; as part of Team Runners for Research, Nancy Leitgeb will conquer the relay this Friday. But Nancy is also in the process of conquering cancer. Watch Nancy’s story and how a new clinical trial at Providence Cancer Center allows her to stay fit and continue running.

Join us Friday afternoon on the esplanade near OMSI to greet the brave relay runners and support the #FinishCancer campaign.