Cedar Park Regional Medical Center to host 5K for cancer awareness

The first 5K Race Against Colon Cancer will take place at 8 a.m. June 1 at the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park in Leander.

The event, hosted by the Cedar Park Regional Medical Center, is intended to raise awareness on colon cancer, which is the third most-common type of cancer and the third leading cause of U.S. cancer deaths, according to a news release issued by the hospital.

Families are encouraged to get involved, with reduced entry fees available for children ages 11–17 and free entry for ages 10 and under. There will also be a fun run for children after the 5K race.

The final day to register is May 29 and will cost $25 for adults and $15 for students. Click here to register.

By Joe Lanane
Joe Lanane’s career is rooted in community journalism, having worked for a variety of Midwest-area publications before landing south of the Mason-Dixon line in 2011 as the Stillwater News-Press news editor. He arrived at Community Impact Newspaper in 2012, gaining experience as editor of the company’s second-oldest publication in Leander/Cedar Park. He eventually became Central Austin editor, covering City Hall and the urban core of the city. Lanane leveraged that experience to become Austin managing editor in 2016. He managed eight Central Texas editions from Georgetown to San Marcos. Working from company headquarters, Lanane also became heavily involved in enacting corporate-wide editorial improvements. In 2017, Lanane was promoted to executive editor, overseeing editorial operations throughout the company. The Illinois native received his bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and his journalism master’s degree from Ball State University.


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