Runners and walkers will gather at Emory University on the morning of Saturday, October 1st for the 6th annual Winship Cancer Institute Win the Fight 5K walk/run event. Legendary Atlanta Braves Vice Chairman John Schuerholz will serve as grand marshal this year, and WSB-TV reporter Mark Winne will be the emcee for the fifth year in a row. On-line registration remains open until September 27th.
The Winship 5K is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier and one of Atlanta’s most popular running events. Participants who cannot join the event on race day have an option to participate virtually as a "sleep-in warrior" and can donate to the cause and be recognized.
Major corporate sponsors include Peach State Freightliner, Delta Air Lines, and Arrow Exterminators.
The Winship 5K is unique because it allows participants to direct their tax-deductible donations to benefit cancer research in one of 18 different areas including bone marrow transplantation, breast cancer, melanoma, myeloma and sarcoma.