Pound the Pavement Color Run on Sunday in Bangor
A color run in Bangor on Sunday will raise awareness about all forms of cancer, with a special focus on pancreatic cancer.
It's a fun way to spend a morning in Bangor. Runners and walkers will follow a course around the waterfront area, passing through eight color stations, where volunteers will toss colored cornstarch onto their white t-shirts. Each color will represent a different form of cancer, ending with purple, with is representative of pancreatic cancer.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Sea Dog Brewing Company in Bangor. This is a 'fun run/walk,' so it's untimed. Get together with your friends and enjoy the fall weather, while calling attention to an amazing cause. Find more information on the event's Facebook page.
The Pound the Pavement Color Run is hosted by Bodies by Badger and the Purple Iris Foundation, which works to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer. Christina Parrish started the foundation during her own battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Over 10 years later, Chris is still here, and telling the story of what a gift spring flowers were to her after her diagnosis, because she wasn't supposed to live long enough to see them. Now, her organization plants flower beds, holds fundraising events, and has support groups for cancer patients, including a virtual group that people can attend from their homes.