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Kathy's Run for Pancreatic Cancer Canada

This annual event was inspired by Kathy McCollum and honours a former ATCO employee who was a passionate runner and loved by her colleagues. Kathy was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in early 2011 and lost her battle later that same year. Kathy’s passion for running inspired her family and her friends at ATCO to create this event to raise awareness and support life-saving research for pancreatic cancer,

In 2011, the initial goal for Kathy’s Run was to get 100 participants and to raise $10,000. The support from family, friends and colleagues was overwhelming - close to 500 participants registered and raised more than $50,000.

Fast forward six years...

The race has now expanded to Calgary with plans to add other cities in the future, including Montreal in 2018.This event has raised more than $500,000 and monies raised will support PancOne™, a new Pan-Canadian Research Collaboration that focuses on discovering new and better ways to treat pancreatic cancer and improve the outcomes for those battling this devastating disease. The Tom Baker Cancer Centre is one of the key PancOne™ research partners and will benefit from monies raised locally.

Co-chairs, Jessica Laird and Danielle Brown share their thoughts (below in the video) on the impact this event has had on the pancreatic cancer community:

Race Day - When And Where is it?

Edmonton:  Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park
                     Saturday October 21, 2017                                     10:00 AM Start
Calgary:  North Glenmore Park 
                Sunday October 22, 2017                                              10:00 AM Start

Register Today 

Sign up for the 5K Purple Hat Parade (walk or run), 10K Run for Research or 21K Spank the Panc Half Marathon Run with the Running Room. To get started, click on the city you wish to participate in. 

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