5K run/walk to be held Saturday, March 21, 2015
Chicago, Ill., March 5, 2015 – The American Brain Tumor Association announced today that Fox 13 anchor Haley Hinds will emcee its Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K (BT5K) Run & Walk on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Al Lopez Park in Tampa, Fla.
“The BT5K run/walk is our signature fundraising event that brings communities together to raise vital funds for promising brain tumor research and essential education and support services for patients, caregivers, and their families,” said Elizabeth M. Wilson, MNA, president and CEO, American Brain Tumor Association. “We are thrilled to return to Tampa with our growing 5K event and to introduce Fox 13 anchor Haley Hinds as this year’s emcee."
Hinds is co-anchor for the FOX 13 weekend evening newscasts. Though she grew up in Pennsylvania, Florida has easily become home. She most recently spent five years reporting and anchoring at WINK News in Fort Myers where she traveled all over the state covering stories like the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, tropical storms, and Florida Gulf Coast University's rise to national fame in the 2013 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.
While Hinds enjoys competing in marathons and triathlons in her free time, the American Brain Tumor Association’s BT5K is open to runners and walkers of all ability. The family-friendly event in Tampa is one of the organization’s eight run/walks taking place in cities coast to coast. More than 1,000 are expected to participate nationwide with a goal of raising more than $100,000 to fund brain tumor research and give more patients, caregivers and families access to critical education, information and support services.
Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to participate. Participants can learn more or register online at http://hope.abta.org/site/TR?fr_id=3171&pg=entry.
The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 21, at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N. Himes Ave., Tampa, Fla.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN BRAIN TUMOR ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1973, the American Brain Tumor Association was first and is now the only national organization committed to funding brain tumor research and providing information and education on all tumor types for all ages. For more information, visit http://www.abta.org or call 800-886-ABTA (2282).