Although the temperature was hot, about 320 runners and walkers took part in the Fourth Annual Run Over Cancer 5K Saturday afternoon.
Blue Bell resident Sam Brooks came in first place. He finished the race in just over 18 minutes, according to organizers. Peggy Levin, of Newtown, was the first woman of the day to finish the race in about 19 minutes.
The 3.1 mile running and walking course took participants through , and .
The race, which benefited Fund A Cure for Pancreatic Cancer, raised over $37,000 for the non-profit group. The group works to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer and donates funds to cancer researchers.
“Dr. Jonathan Brody, of that research team, ran in the event this year as well and spoke after the race how pancreatic cancer will soon top breast cancer in terms of cancer deaths in America. He also urged the National Cancer Institute to spend more than less than 2% of its $5 billion yearly budget on pancreatic cancer research,” stated race organizers.
The prize for top fundraiser through online donations was Marissa Gibson. She raised over $5,800.