ABC11 Eyewitness News Participates In 5th Annual Free To Breathe® 5K And 1 Mile Run/Walk And Rally
Submitted by: MMI Public Relations
Raleigh, NC (OPENPRESS) November 5, 2011 -- ABC11 Eyewitness News (http://www.ab11.com) has announced that Anchor and Heart of Carolina Perspectives Host Angela Hampton will participate in the upcoming 5th Annual Free to Breathe® 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk and Rally on Saturday, Nov. 5 at North Hills, located at 120 Saint Albans Drive. An event expo will begin at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the event and will include children's entertainment, sponsor booths with goodies, educational exhibits, a survivors' tent, food, music and more. The race, presented by Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, provides opportunities for lung cancer advocates, survivors and the community to come together to raise awareness and support to fight this disease. All proceeds will benefit the North Carolina Lung Cancer Partnership's research, education and awareness programs.
The event is open to all ages and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. For more information on the event or to register, visit http://www.freetobreathe.org.
"We are excited to participate in the 5th Annual Free to Breathe 5K," said John Idler, president of ABC11 Eyewitness News. "This event, which is held in many locations nationwide, brings thousands of lung cancer survivors, advocates, family and friends together to help raise awareness and funding for those affected by such a terrible disease."
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- Hampton, an Emmy award winning journalist, joined the ABC11 Eyewitness News team in 2002, where she has co-anchored newscasts and serves currently as the community affairs specialist. A native of the Triangle, Hampton has been in the news business for more than 20 years.
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