Cascades, Va. (September 22, 2014) – The Cascades Home Owners Association will be hosting its first annual Cascades MelaNoMore 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.
The race will begin at the Cascades Marketplace, 21000 Southbank Street, winding throughout the community, with a finish back at the Marketplace. A one-mile fun run will immediately follow the start of the 5K.
The Cascades MelaNoMore 5k was established in honor of Trish VanBelleghem, a long-time Cascades resident, and mother of three, who lost her battle with melanoma in August of 2013. This year, it is expected that approximately 77,000 Americans will be diagnosed with melanoma, resulting in nearly 10,000 deaths. All race proceeds will benefit the efforts of the Melanoma Research Foundation.
Prizes will be awarded in various age categories for first, second and third place finishers. A moon bounce, food stands, crafts, and other family fun activities will take place during the 5K. Educational materials focusing on prevention and awareness of melanoma will also be featured.
Additional information on the race, volunteer opportunities, as well as registration, can be found at www.melanomore5k.com.