Race the Helix 5K Registration is Open

race_the_helix_logoSeptember 15, 2011 - Registration is open for the 1st annual Race the Helix 5K, 1 Mile run/walk to benefit the SC Birth Defects Foundation. The event will take place on Saturday, October 15 at the Greenwood Genetic Center's Greenwood campus at 106 Gregor Mendel Circle. and will be hosted by the Greenwood Endurance Team.

All proceeds benefit the SC Birth Defects Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Greenwood Genetic Center. Entry fees are $20 for the 5K and $15 for the 1mile run/walk before September 25th and $5 more after September 25th. Participants who register by September 25th are guaranteed a t-shirt.

Click here for the registration form.

Race the Helix is inspired by the family of 10 month old Ryleigh Shenal. Diagnosed with a rare chromosome deletion, Ryleigh is one of more than 25,000 patients who receive care through GGC's state-of-the-art clinical, diagnostic and treatment programs each year. Coordinating the Race the Helix is one family's effort to raise awareness for the services provided by GGC that continue to put the Center at the forefront of knowledge on genetic disease and birth defects. Funds raised through the SC Birth Defects Foundation provide direct assistance to these services and programs.

Ryleigh's father and member of the Greenwood Endurance Team, Stephen Shenal notes "The impact of the Greenwood Genetic Center makes every day through the resources they provide are immeasurable. One day the search for a cure, a treatment or preventative measure for genetic disorders will not be necessary, and GGC will help take us there. Race the Helix is one way to help raise the funds to make this vision a reality."

Tours of the Greenwood Genetic Center and other family-oriented activities will also be available before and after the race on October 15. McDonald's breakfast will also be provided to all race participants. 

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