Come join the Student Oncological Advocates in Pharmacy (SOAP), an organization within University of Georgia's College of Pharmacy, for the 5th Annual Tina Borg Classic 5k Benefiting Winship Cancer Institute. All the race information and further details are available on our website: www.tinaborg5k.com
Winship Cancer Institute was chosen for a number of reasons. It is Georgia’s only National Cancer Institute. Second, and most importantly, it was chosen because that is where Tina Borg had received her treatment. On the outside, Tina may have seemed like the average wife, sister, and mother, although she wasn't; Tina was fighting stage 4 cancer. For any other health care facility, they would have deemed her diagnosis to be an almost immediate death sentence, giving her only 7-9 months to live. At Winship, they worked with her and were able to extend her life another beautiful 3 years, until her recent passing in October of 2012. They provided her with exceptional care, encouragement, and motivation to go out and live her life. With that being said, Tina was able to live her life to the fullest by going to the Grammy’s and even zip-lining 82 stories up in the air in Puerto Rico. SOAP wants to be able to give back and support Winship like they supported Mrs. Tina Borg. The funds raised at this 5K will go directly to the research of all types of cancer at Winship Cancer Institute to help other families like that of Tina Borg.
Event details and schedule
Pre-registering is encouraged and will be open until the Sunday BEFORE the race (Sunday, March 12th). However, you can register the morning of the race at 7:30am. Registration is $35 and includes a long sleeve t-shirt, a "swag bag" with coupons and promotional items from various businesses in the community, door prizes, and grand prizes for winners. Everyone please arrive at 7:30am right behind Stegeman Coliseum to check-in. The actual race will begin at 8:00am. You can park in the lot right behind Stegeman Coliseum. UGA's official 5k course will be used, which will begin right behind Stegeman Coliseum.