Community donates more than $20,000 to Cancer Charity
Petersburg’s Beat the Odds Committee is allocating $22,500 to various organizations that provide for cancer treatment travel, training, support and equipment in the community.
The bulk of those donations come from Beat the Odds, A Race Against Cancer—an annual 5K put on during Breast Cancer Awareness month in October where local businesses and individuals can donate.
Last fall’s race was Petersburg’s 14th event.
“For some people it’s a way to remember someone they’ve lost from cancer and it’s also a way to honor survivors,” committee co-chair Marlene Cushing said.