The Do the Wright Thing Super Hero 5K fundraiser will kick off in Cimarron Saturday morning, the first of two charity events meant to raise money for Gray County cancer patients.
Originally created in 2012 to benefit St. Catherine Hospital Breast Center Director Heather Wright-Renick, who was fighting breast cancer at the time, the 5K and Do the Wright Thing softball tournament have grown over the years to help approximately 20 other locals battling cancer and to make others aware of the preventative measures that can save lives.
This year, registration for the 5K will begin at 6:30 a.m. Saturday at the Cimarron City Park and the race will begin at 7:30 a.m. Participants are welcome to walk, jog or run as they’re able. The race day entry fee is $30. It is also the first year the 5K will sport a theme, asking participants to dress up as their favorite superhero for fun.
In past years, proceeds from the 5K and softball tournament have been set aside to help several specific, local cancer patients. Wright-Renick said this year, Do the Wright Thing has set up a community cancer fund that will be used to help local cancer patients throughout the year instead of a handful of patients at once. She said those in need or those wishing to donate outside of the events could call her at (620) 255-1683.
The softball tournament will be July 21 and 22.