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Lawrence resident having fun run in honor of brother-in-law

August 19, 2009

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Lawrence resident Stephanie Unekis is sponsoring a fun run to raise money in honor of her brother-in-law who was diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma last year.

The “Life is a Uneek Gift” 5K run will begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 19 on the Kansas River levee, across from the Lawrence Visitor Center, 402 N. Second St. The cost is $15, and all of the proceeds will go to the Midwest Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The Midwest chapter helped David Unekis, who had chemotherapy, radiation therapy and a blood stem cell transplant. He is in remission and doing well.

Stephanie’s goal to raise at least $4,000 to participate in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training marathon on Nov. 15 in San Antonio.

To register, go to runlawrence.org or reddogsdogdays.org.

Registration forms also can be picked up at the following sponsors: Lawrence Family Medicine and Obstetrics, 1220 Biltmore Drive; Performance Orthotics and Prosthetics, 1112 W. Sixth St.; Peak Performance Health Center, 1311 Wakarusa Drive; Neu Physical Therapy, 1305 Wakarusa Drive; and River Rock Family Dental, 1100 E. 23rd St.

Comments

Bob_Keeshan 5 years, 8 months ago

David Unekis is a gentleman and a scholar. Bless his soul.

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