Lace your sneakers and fill your water bottles for three upcoming medical research run/walk fundraisers in Richmond.
Nick D'Amato helped organize the inaugural Richmond Free To Breathe 5K Fun Run/Walk and Memorial Walk on March 12 at Short Pump Town Center. "Progress is being made, but at the same [time], lung cancer research is really underfunded," D'Amato says. The run will benefit the National Lung Cancer Partnership. For more information or to register, call 347-8398 or visit freetobreathe.com.
The Richmond MDA Muscle Walk on March 13 at the University of Richmond's Weinstein Center gym will benefit local families served by the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Pre-registration is required. Call 285-2961 or visit walk.mda.org for more information.
The VCU Massey Cancer Center is the official charity for the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10K on April 2. Participants can enroll in the Massey Challenge to raise money for cancer research. To run or walk in the race, visit sportsbackers.org. To register for the 2011 Massey Challenge, visit run4massey.org or call 828-0883.