Cancer Village Fun Run to benefit three nonprofits serving women

The first annual AZ Cancer Village Fun Run,  — a 5k run, 1-mile fun run and festival with live music, vendors and cancer resources —  will benefit three nonprofit organizations providing support and services for women, men and children both diagnosed with and affected by cancer.

Singleton Moms is one of three nonprofit organizations to benefit from a fun run planned Oct. 2 in Phoenix.

Singleton Moms is one of three nonprofit organizations to benefit from a fun run planned Oct. 2 in Phoenix.

The event is schedules 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 at Steele Indian School Park on the northeast corner of Indian School Road and Central Avenue in Phoenix.

The three organizations supported by the event:

* Don’t be a Chump! Check for a Lump! educates the community about breast health awareness and prevention, offering free mammograms events and direct assistance to breast cancer patients with free wigs.

* The Joy Bus, whose sole purpose is to relieve the daily struggles of homebound cancer patients with a fresh chef-inspired meal and a friendly face.

* Singleton Moms, dedicated to nurturing single parents battling cancer and their minor children by meeting the practical day-to-day needs of the entire family while providing hope for tomorrow.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact: heather@singletonmoms.org.

Vendor spaces are available.  Contact: marcimcdonald7@gmail.com.

Nonprofit spaces are available.  Contact: Hollyrose@checkforalump.org.

Register at www.azcancervillage.org. Registration fees are $20 for the 5K, 1-Mile Fun Run Youth (17 and under) and Individual Survivor; $35 for 1-Mile Fun Run Adult; Walking 5K Adult; Running 5K Adult.

Participants also are asked to collect pledges from friends, family members and other supporters. Fund-raising tips can be found at http://tinyurl.com/o2xmbrr.

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