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Colors Against Cancer 5K Run Held at Alderson Broaddus University

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Alderson Broaddus University hosted a 5K for cancer on Sunday.

The Colors against Cancer 5K Run/Walk was a three mile course where runners were splashed with color.

All of the colors represented different types of cancer awareness programs.

The race educated runners about the different types of cancer and also promoted companionship among community members and students.

Before the race a memorial service was held.

"We're going to be recognizing and honoring everyone who has been affected or touched by cancer. We'll be having a release of balloons, blue and gold for AB, and everyone will write a name of someone they know who has been affected by cancer and then we'll release those," said Aurora Winwood, with Alderson Broaddus Relay for Life.

The Relay for Life teamed up with the Athletic Training Club, and AB Intramurals to host the event.

The funds raised from the race will go to cancer research and to spread awareness.

After all the colors were thrown and the finish line was crossed, the students cheered on the Battlers at Sunday's men's soccer game.

This was the first color run hosted at Alderson Broaddus University with more than 50 participants.