Gymnastics Volunteers at the Race to Beat Cancer

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by Lauren Shear

This past weekend, the George Washington gymnastics team volunteered at the Race to Beat Cancer, a 5K run and fun walk that raises funds and awareness for cancer research, celebrates survivors and honors those who have lost their battles with cancer.

More than 700 runners participated this year. All proceeds benefited the Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, distinguished for providing the capital region's most comprehensive cancer diagnosis and treatment options available.


The gymnastics team helped out by cheering at the beginning and end of the race, keeping runners on course and handing out medals to the youth runners once they got to the finish line.


"We all really enjoy volunteering and find it to be a good way to give back to the community," said junior Yurina Harada. "We know it's important to take time out of our day to volunteer because, at the end of the day, it feels good to help others. Our team really enjoys volunteering at the Race to Beat Cancer, so we will definitely be back next year!"


The race surpassed its $160,000 fundraising goal and is still accepting donations. For more information, please visit the Race to Beat Cancer website




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