Two Tremendous Events in One Weekend to Fight Cancer to Happen in Alpena

ALPENA, MI – The weekend of August 16th and 17th will see hundreds turn out American_Cancer_Society_Relay_For_Lifefor the Relay For Life of Alpena County and the first annual Stoneport 5K Quarry Run/5K Walk.  Both events are taking place on the same weekend to help fight cancer.

It is not to late to get involved in both charity events.  The Relay For Life of Alpena County currently has 32 teams signed up with 305 participants.  The Relay For Life movement features community events that offer an inspiring opportunity to honor cancer survivors, promote how individuals can reduce their cancer risk, and raise money to help end cancer.

It is also a time to remember people lost to the disease, and honor people who have fought or are fighting cancer.

Event Details:

Relay For Life of Alpena County
Saturday, August 16th & 17th, 2014
10:00 Am to 10:00 am
Maritime Heritage Trail
318 W. Fletcher Street
Alpena, Michigan 49707

Just north of Alpena the first annual Stoneport 5K Quarry Run/5K Walk will take place at the Lafarge Presque Isle Quarry on August 16th, 2014.

Runners and walkers will experience a unique 5K course that encompasses a 60 year-old limestone quarry on the scenic shores of Lake Huron, all proceeds benefiting The Alpena Cancer Center.

The “Quarry Run/Walk” is a 5K event with all proceeds benefiting the Cancer Center at Alpena Regional Medical Center. The Cancer Center is a partnership with the University of Michigan and provides comprehensive cancer care to the residents of northeast Michigan. Their goal is to raise $25,000 to benefit new equipment upgrades for ARMC.

Event Details:

First Annual Stoneport 5K Quarry Run/Walk5K


Registration starts at 8 a.m. on August 16th, 2014
9 a.m. 5K Quarry Run/Walk Starts
10:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony & Breakfast for Participants
12:00 p.m. – 5 p.m. LaFarge 60th Anniversary Celebration (Open to the Public)

You can learn more on how to participate in this event here.


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