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Looking for a fun outing to celebrate Mother's Day and raise research funds to fight a deadly cancer in women?

M. D. Anderson's 12th annual Sprint for Life Run/Walk and Sprint for Spouts Kids' Runs on Saturday, May 9 -- the day before Mother's Day -- is the ideal family-friendly event with something for everyone. The starting lines for the adult and kid races, post-race party, survivors reception area and awards ceremony will be based outside the Mays Clinic building at 1200 Holcombe. The race routes wind around the Texas Medical Center.

Benefiting M. D. Anderson's Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program, the 5K run/walk will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the Sprint for Sprouts non-competitive races for children 12 years and younger beginning at 9:00 a.m.



The first kids' race is the Tot Trot for children age 3 and younger, who will run about 150 feet. The second race is the 1K for all children 12 and under who want to run the full race. For the first time, Sprint for Life will offer a competitive 5K run using a disposable timing tag attached to the runners' shoes.

For caregivers, patients, families, friends and survivors who want to support ovarian cancer research at M. D. Anderson but who can't attend the event, there's an opportunity to "Sprint in Spirit." These special Spirit Sprinters will receive a T-shirt, shoelaces and race numbers and have their names posted at the event.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program at M. D. Anderson. In its 11 years, Sprint for Life has raised more than $2 million for the program's innovative ovarian cancer research.

To register for the race or to learn more about Sprint for Life, please click on 

http://www.mdanderson.org/Featured_Sites/Sprintforlife/.

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