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5K in Dayton on May 14

Stand Tall and the Dayton Task Force are co-sponsoring a Healthy Communities Coalition 5K Walk/Run to benefit local students through the Dayton Resource Bank and Stand Tall youth leadership teams.

The race will begin 8:30 a.m. May 14 at the Como Park near Dayton Elementary School.

All proceeds benefit the Resource Bank and the Stand Tall teams. For more information about how to sign up for the walk/run, call Lavurne Jeffreys at 246-7550 or pick up a registration form in the lobby of the Dayton Community Center, 170 Pike St.

Run for the Bucket

The fifth annual Put Your Best Foot Forward 5K will be 9 a.m. May 21 along the Mexican Ditch Trail.

Participants can walk, run or bike the course with an optional longer ride along the bike path into the center of Carson City.

The event is free, but donations will be accepted in large buckets.

There will also be a short run for children.

Proceeds will go to:

n CASA of Carson City to help recruit, train and supervise advocates for abused and neglected children.

n Muscle Powered to continue to provide activities and advocate for safe routes and trails.

n We Can to reach out to Carson City families and youth to fight childhood obesity.

Walk will honor cancer survivors

TRUCKEE – Registration is now open for Amgen’s Breakaway Mile in North Lake Tahoe at the Village at Northstar, which will take place in conjunction with Stage 1 of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California on May 15.

The Breakaway Mile is a walk to honor the millions of cancer survivors worldwide that ends at the North Lake Tahoe Amgen Tour of California finish line prior to the day’s finish of the professional race. Participants not only have the opportunity to walk along the racecourse, but also are invited to view the race action from a reserved area near the finish line complete with refreshments. Each Breakaway Mile also features an Amgen scientist who plays a crucial role in developing breakthrough medicines. Registration is limited to the first 150 people. Sign up at http://www.amgen

tourofcalifornia.com/breakawaymile/.

The activities are part of Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer initiative, which represents a partnership between Amgen and four nonprofit organizations to raise awareness of the broad range of support services available to patients and caregivers – from prevention through survivorship.

Breakaway from Cancer Champions will be granted special access to the 2011 Amgen Tour of California, award a jersey to a professional cyclist, be recognized on stage, and lead the Breakaway Mile through their community.

About Breakaway from Cancer

Founded in 2005 by Amgen, Breakaway from Cancer is Amgen’s national initiative to increase awareness of important resources available to people affected by cancer – from prevention through survivorship. Through Breakaway from Cancer, Amgen has joined forces with four nonprofit partner organizations: Prevent Cancer Foundation, Cancer Support Community (formerly known as The Wellness Community), Patient Advocate Foundation, and National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. These organizations offer a broad range of support services complementing those provided by a patient’s team of healthcare professionals. For more information, please visit http://www.breakawayfromcancer.com.