Ties That Bind Us to host Colors of Cancer 5K Run and Walk in Crandon

(WOODRUFF, WI) – Let your true colors shine at the Colors of Cancer 5K Run and Walk on Saturday, May 3, at 10 a.m. at the historic Crandon International Off-Road Raceway.

This fun event honors our friends and neighbors who struggle to cross the finish line in their daily battles with cancer, and benefits Ties That Bind Us of Forest County, a local group partnered with Ministry Health Care and the Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation.

The Colors of Cancer 5K Run and Walk is an entertaining, untimed experience, and runners will be showered with colored powder at five stations along the route. The event caters to families and 5K enthusiasts alike. Prizes will be given out for best costumes after the run!

The cost to enter this exciting event is $30 (if received by May 1), $35 (after May 1), $15 for age 18 and under, and $75 for families. Packet pickup will be Friday, May 2, from 5 - 7 p.m. at the front entrance of Ministry Medical Group in Crandon, located at 400 West Glen Street, or on race day at the Crandon International Off-Road Raceway, located at 10104 U.S. 8, Crandon.

You can register your family today by contacting Kadie Montgomery at 715.478.3318, or pick up a registration form at Ministry Medical Group in Crandon. You can also visit www.ministryhealth.org for more information.

One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes, and the other two will know someone who is. We often show support for loved ones by wearing ribbons in colors that represent particular kinds of cancer. Although the type of cancer that affects each of us may be different, we are united in honoring and supporting people with cancer. The Colors of Cancer 5K Run and Walk is an opportunity to work together to build awareness, offer encouragement and raise funds to beat cancer in Forest County. Wear your “Colors of Cancer” T-shirt on race day to show your support, and show off your own colors of cancer while crossing the finish line.

The mission of Ties That Bind Us is to provide cancer prevention education and build a network of community volunteers to help local Forest County residents with the burdens of cancer. Ties That Bind Us is a local not-for-profit organization started to give back to the community members of Forest County, and is in partnership with the Saint Mary’s Hospital Foundation. The goal is to put dollars raised, directly back into the community.

Ministry Medical Group (MMG) in Crandon offers a full range of services including diagnostic services, primary care (adults and children), obstetrics/gynecology, rheumatology, surgery, lab services and specialist referral. Internal medicine and family medicine clinicians from Ministry Medical Group are located at this Patient Centered Medical Home clinic, while a number of specialists also rotate to Crandon on a weekly basis from Rhinelander.

To schedule an appointment at Ministry Medical Group  in Crandon, please call 715.478.3318. Ministry Medical Group in Crandon offers expanded hours to accommodate patients. The clinic is open Monday and Wednesday from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturday from 8 - 11 a.m. to serve you and your family.

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