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Optimists 5K at LU Raises Money for Cancer Research

Lindenwood University will host the St. Charles Optimist Club’s Third Annual 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 25, to raise money for cancer research. All proceeds will locally benefit St. Louis Children’s Hospital, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the Optimist International Childhood Cancer Campaign.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., the competitive run will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the fun run/walk will begin at 9:45 a.m. on the University track. The top three finishers of the race will receive awards and the top benefactors of the event will receive special recognition.

The cost to participate is a minimum individual donation fee of $15 on or before Saturday, Sept. 5, or $20 after Saturday, Sept. 5. For families, defined as residents of the same household, the fee is $30 on or before Saturday, Sept. 5 or $50 after Sept. 5.

Registration, sponsorship, and pledge forms can be accessed here. For more information, contact Shelly Reuther at 314-960-1069 or

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Shelly Reuther
Lindenwood University

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