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Guam is Good 5K benefits Calvo Cancer Foundation

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 by Jolene Toves

Guam - It's time to put your tennis shoes on and show your support for those afflicted with cancer by joining this year's Edward M. Calvo Cancer Foundation Guam is Good Walk/Run 5K. "This month the Edward m Calvo foundation is celebrating its tenth anniversary for ten years we have been assisting local cancer patients in our community with various needs giving them financial support as well as we provided different types of emotional therapy," said Marie Calvo Monge, a board member with the Foundation.

This is the 6th annual event and it is just one of the many ways that the Foundation raises money to help those who need it the most. "Annually we help an average of 350 patients with financial assistance since our inception we have given over a million dollars in grants to people in our local community," she said.

Each year the Foundation awards one grant to patients per calendar year and you can help by signing up for this year's event. This year the foundation is switching it up a bit while most 5K's are ran during the early morning hours the Guam is Good 5K will instead be held during the early evening hours. "This year we are doing it a little bit different we are going to have a sunset run from Two Lovers Point and we just thought it would be a nice way for people to come together do an early evening race and then come back to Two Lovers Point for prizes refreshments and the opportunity to be at the point to see a beautiful sunset," she explained.

But that is not the only treat participants can expect as part of the race the first 750 finishers will receive a special limited edition "Guam is Good" t-shirt exclusively designed by Crowns Guam.

In addition at every mile marker, the names of survivors and those who have been lost to cancer will be posted in honor and remembrance. Calvo Monge said, "The way you can get your special significant other loved one name on this mile marker which will be posted along the race course is to visit our Facebook page, the Edward M. Calvo Cancer Foundation Facebook page, in the comments or through a message post who you would like to dedicated each mile to and you will see it along the race course you will have an opportunity to take a picture with it it's just a nice way to pay tribute and commemorate those we love."

If you would like to participate you can sign up at Hornet Sports or the Foundation's office above Cup and Saucer in Hagatna or register online at Guamisgood.org. Entrance fee is $10 per person or 30 dollars for a family of four. The event will be held on Saturday, September 27. Showtime is 4:15 pm and go time is 5pm at Two Lovers Point. 
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