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Athletes of all ages will come together on Sunday, August 5th to Step Up for Cancer. The fourth annual event will take place at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. With an estimated 20,000 Coloradoans being diagnosed with cancer each year, this event was developed to initiate awareness, fundraising and education in an active stair-climbing event to ultimately, bridge a cure for cancer.
Anyone – regardless of age or athletic ability – is invited to walk, climb, or run the course circling the interior of the stadium. There will also be an Elite timed heat for competitive racers and a “stairless” course for those participants who are unable or would rather not tackle stairs. Spectators will have an unprecedented sporting experience with a 360-degree view of all of the athletes competing, while some of Denver’s best bands entertain the crowd and athletes alike. There will also be a yoga area, massage tent and kids will be entertained in the Step Up for Cancer Kids Zone.
Over 40 non-profit organizations aligning and partnering with Step Up for Cancer will be situated around the stadium concourse creating “Community Villages” that will provide a vast amount of information regarding the many facets of cancer including healthy living, prevention, early detection, treatment, access to care, patient and caregiver support, research, advocacy and survivorship.
Cost for participation is $30, which includes a race day bib, Step Up for Cancer T-shirt and goodie bag. Individuals or teams can also raise additional funds by asking for donations from friends and family, knowing that the money will go directly to their cancer charity of choice. Step Up for Cancer organizers estimate over 2,000 participants of all ages, stages and walks of life will unite to support the many participating cancer organizations and learnmore about the cancer resources available.