Kupkakes for Kris 5K holds 3rd annual race


Shippensburg University’s Public Relations Student Society of America Committee, PRSSA, will hold its third annual Kupkakes for Kris 5K run/walk n April 13 on SU’s campus.

Kupkakes for Kris is a nonprofit organization founded to provide financial support for families impacted by the cost of cancer treatments and related personal expenses.

The organization formed as a result of former Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) member Kris Green who died from cancer on Oct. 5, 2010.

Green was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in Jan. 2010, which she fought until passing that Oct.

Green was part of the Central Pennsylvania PRSA Chapter. The 5K race/walk is held in her honor.
As a way to promote the race, Kupkakes will reach out around campus to raise awareness. There will be an event leading up to the race as well.

A paper lantern lighting event will be held along the quad at the end of March, in a lead-up to the 5K. This event’s anticipated date is Wednesday March 26.

In exchange for a donation, those who want to participate will receive a paper lantern. The lanterns are to be lit in remembrance of a friend or loved one who lost the battle against cancer.

At the lantern event, there will be a table to sign up for the 5K and to make donations.

All proceeds from the lantern event and the 5K run/walk benefit Kupkakes for Kris.

Registration for the 5K begins at 11 a.m. on April 13 and the race begins at noon. Registration before April 4 is $12 and it includes a T-shirt. After April 4, the race is $15.

The race begins and ends at the pavilion next to the hockey rink on campus; located near Mowrey Hall. It takes place on a route around and through campus.

The football team will be at the race to show support and help out where needed.

Mini-THON will have a table at the event, and will be there to support the runners as well.

Prizes will be given away to the first male and female finishing the race. There will be other prizes and games at the event as well. After the race, there will be music, giveaways and other fun games.
The committee hopes to raise $2,000 this year and have this race tradition live on for years to come in remembrance of Green and other cancer fighters.

For more information, please contact Liz Rachlin at er8237@ship.edu, or visit the Kupkakes for Kris Facebook page: facebook.com/KupkakesforkrisShip. To sign up for the race please visit signup2raceusa.com/registration/kupkakes/

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