41 runners turn out for this year’s Colors of Cancer Day 5K Walk/Run

41 runners/walkers were at the starting line Saturday morning for this year's Colors of Cancer Day 5K Walk/Run. (Nick Griffin for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Sportsman Lake Park was the site of this year’s Colors of Cancer Day 5K Walk/Run and the weather conditions were perfect for the 41 runners in the field at this year’s event. All the proceeds from the event go toward helping cancer patients within the community and Cullman County Bosom Buddies Foundation President Louise Cole expanded on how events like these help the nonprofit better take care of those people.

“The Cullman County Bosom Buddies Foundation is a local nonprofit and we raise funds for local cancer patients to assist with their treatment costs but mostly for their day-to-day living. We assist with rent, food, gas, transportation back and forth to treatment; we’ve installed air conditioners and those types of things,” Cole said. “All the money that we raise through fundraising events like this stays here in Cullman. One-hundred percent of our funds stay here; we’re all strictly volunteers, and we have a great group and happen to be in this generous community. We’ve just had such a great turnout, not just for these kinds of events, but other things that we’ve done as a group, and I’m really proud to be a part of it.”

Along with knowing they contributed to a great cause, there were a few runners who left with some bragging rights Saturday morning.

Saturday morning winners:

Overall male – Nathan Lewis

Overall female – Maria Wood

0-13 male – Chase Duncan

14-19 male – Chris Putman

14-19 female – Paris Parnell

20-29 male – Michael Royster

20-29 female – Erin Thompson

30-39 male – Ben Eubanks

30-39 female – Melanie Eubanks

40-49 male – Champ Crocker

40-49 female – Leslie Putman

50-59 male – Tim Willoughby

50-59 female – Tammy Baker

60 plus male – Eddie Lewis

60 plus female – Cynthia Brock

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Nick Griffin