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Hundreds show up for 'Guam is Good 5K'

by Dave Delgado

Guam - Several hundred runners came out in support of the 2nd Annual Guam is Good 5K benefiting local cancer patients here at home. The run was a nice scenic route through Hagatna starting and ending at Skinner Plaza. Jennifer Calvo-Quitugua, secretary of the EMC Cancer Foundation, talked about today's run.

"Today's event was the 2nd Annual Guam is Good 5K," she said.  "The mission of the Edward M. Calvo Cancer Foundation is to provide financial assistance to local cancer patients on Guam. We do it in September, my grandfather passed away from cancer 6 years ago in September so we like to do this event around this time. Also this event is a tribute to cancer survivors and also a way to remember loved ones and friends who passed away from cancer. This morning we had over 800 people register for the race and we started over here at Skinners Plaza, the run went down to Anigua. Turned around and came back to the court and passed by the office of the Edward M. Calvo Cancer Foundation and finished up here at Skinners Plaza.

"We had several local companies that sponsored this event as well as money and prizes donated and we would like to thank all of our sponsors as well as all the people that came out and registered for the race and came out to support our mission."

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