UMR student groups sponsor walk for cystic fibrosis

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On March 25, 2005

The University of Missouri-Rolla SCRUBS, a group of students from UMR’s pre-professional health care majors, are planning a five-kilometer run/walk to raise funds for cystic fibrosis research.

The Great Strides 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, April 23, beginning at the Ber Juan Park pavilion on 14th Street in Rolla. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 11 a.m. The public is invited to participate.

Entry forms are available in the biological sciences department in Room 105 Schrenk Hall on the UMR campus, and will also be available at registration on the day of the race. "Our goal is to raise at least $1,500 to help stop cystic fibrosis," says Jenny Edwards, public relations chair for SCRUBS. There is no fee to enter the race, but walkers and runners are asked to collect sponsors.

All proceeds from the walk will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The foundation raises funds for research into the life-threatening genetic disease which affects the lungs and digestive system.

For more information or to request an entry form, contact Edwards at, or call the UMR biological sciences department at (573) 341-4831.

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