The Carolina Panthers and Levine Children’s Hospital are ramping up for their first “stadium run” to support local pediatric cancer research. It’s the Keep Pounding Extreme 5K, presented by North Highland Consulting – a global consulting firm.
This unique, new event, scheduled for Saturday, May 14, at 8 a.m., features an uphill course that begins on Morehead Street and enters Bank of America Stadium through the North Gate. Runners won’t want to miss this opportunity to race inside Bank of America Stadium stadium and finish through the player tunnel and onto the field, cheered on by Sir Purr and the Top Cats. The lower bowl of the stadium will be open to spectators.
The Panthers have a history of supporting cancer programs at Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Children’s Hospital through Keep Pounding – a campaign established in 2004 to honor former players Sam Mills and Mark Fields, who had both been recently diagnosed with cancer.
Each year in the United States, 10,000 children are diagnosed with cancer – and locally, more than 400 of these newly diagnosed patients will be treated at Levine Children’s Hospital (LCH). 100% of Saturday’s race proceeds will benefit cancer research at LCH.
Although online registration is closed, runners can still register for the race at Charlotte Running Company on East Boulevard until 7 p.m. on Friday. Tune in to Fox News Rising tomorrow between 5:30 and 9 a.m., as Wilson reports on the event from the Stadium. And on Saturday, Fox’s own Anna Kooiman will also be running the ramps to help sideline pediatric cancer.