Northwest NEWS

July 9, 2001


Prescription 10K a success

Over 100 friends, neighbors and family members of patients with cancer gathered on the Sammamish River Trail Sunday, June 24, for the first ever Prescription 10K Benefit Walk.
   The purpose of the walk was to raise money to pay for drugs for cancer patients being treated at Cascade Center located at Evergreen Hospital. The organizers also hoped to raise awareness of the problem of the high cost of prescriptions which many patients find difficult to afford.
   The event was uniquely homemade and run entirely by volunteers with 100 percent of the donations going directly to the people in need.
   Students from Woodinville High School ran the water and first aid stations along the 6.2- mile route from the baseball fields on NE 145th St. through Wilmot Park and into Bothell. Participants received T-shirts donated by Aventis Oncology and bottled water from Sierra Springs.
   With over $6,300 raised so far, the first-ever Prescription 10K was a great success for the community.
   If you would like to donate, please contact Cascade Cancer Foundation at 12303 NE 130th Lane, Suite 120, Kirkland WA 98034.
   For information, call (425) 899-3181.