Beat the Odds funds cancer care, travel, education in Petersburg
The Beat the Odds, A Race Against Cancer in 2013 has paid out grants totaling $17,400 dollars for cancer care travel costs, screening, educational material and medical equipment in the community.
The money is raised at the annual Beat the Odds 5k run/walks held in Petersburg in October and the Circle of Life held in April. Last year’s events, the 13th annual Beat the Odds and 2nd annual Circle of Life saw hundreds of participants. Their contributions along with support from local businesses and other donations helped raise over $18,000. Over the 13 years of the event, Beat the Odds has paid out grants totaling more than $93,000 back into the community.
This year's run/walk is planned for Saturday, October 5.