Blue Ribbon Run soars towards cure for colorectal cancer


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and The Blue Ribbon Run is working to do it’s part by raising money for awareness and a cure, while helping North Carolina families affected by the disease.

President and Co-Founder Ana Brown says “this is our 10 year anniversary.  We have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to benefit colorectal cancer research.”

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The Blue Ribbon Run “is the only local event that raises money for a cure as well as awareness for prevention in our area,” Brown adds, “proceeds go directly to an endowment set up at UNC-Chapel Hill.”

The race is Saturday, March 27, at Long Leaf Park in Wilmington.  There is a 5K race, a 1 mile Fun Run/Walk, and virtual options as well.

Register by clicking here.