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March 21 In Their Shoes 10K Benefits Local Cancer Survivors

Athens, Ga. (March 4, 2020) – Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center’s Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support is hosting its annual In Their Shoes 10K on Saturday, March 21 from 6:30 to 11 a.m. This year’s event is sponsored by Phil Hughes Honda in Athens.

The In Their Shoes 10K, which will begin and end at the Loran Smith Center on the hospital’s campus, located at 240 Talmadge Drive in Athens, will not only include the 10K run or walk, but also a cancer survivor recognition ceremony, an awards ceremony and a catered meal by Waffle House in Athens.

Awards will be presented to the top 10K finishers, and the event is $25 for cancer survivors and $40 for those who pre-register. Race-day registration will also be available on March 21 for $45.  

“We are so excited to once again host this fun, annual community event,” said Joel Siebentritt, manager of support services at the Loran Smith Center, “The In Their Shoes 10K is so important for the people in our community, as it not only honors and remembers community members, friends and family members diagnosed with cancer, but it also helps raise funds for the services at the Loran Smith Center.”

The Loran Smith Center at Piedmont Athens Regional offers cancer patients and their families professionally-led support programs to assist them through their journey with cancer – regardless of where they receive cancer treatment.

The center’s services include support groups, educational workshops, individual and group counseling, exercise classes, complimentary therapies, and a library. It also provides emotional and spiritual support to cancer patients, their families and caregivers before, during and after treatment.

Funds raised through the In Their Shoes 10K all support these free programs, and since its start in 2006, the event has raised over $1.4 million for the center.

For more information about the services offered at the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support or to register for the In Their Shoes 10K, visit InTheirShoesAthens.org.

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