Register now for lupus run, walk

March 26, 2010

Registration is open for the Laps for Lupus 5K Run and Walk-a-Thon Saturday, April 10, benefitting the Lupus Foundation of America.

The event will be held 8 a.m.-noon on the Drill Field.

Priority registration ends Friday, March 26. Participants also may register for the event any time prior to the event at no additional charge.

Entry forms currently are being accepted for both the 5K Run and the Walk-a-Thon and may be picked up at the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center (located on the second floor of the Colvard Student Union) or the Global Leadership Continuum Office (located behind the State Fountain Bakery). Requested donations are $30 for the 5K or $90 for a Walk-a-Thon team.

Entertainment, refreshments and T-shirts will be provided for participants during the event.

One hundred percent of the profits from donations will go directly to the Lupus Foundation of America. This event is co-sponsored by the Appalachian Leadership Honors Program, Holmes Cultural Diversity Center and Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

For more information about Laps for Lupus, e-mail, visit the Facebook page, or contact Akida McKinley at 601-383-3528 or Marianna Prather, 662-295-2513.