Cherokee 5k to benefit cancer foundation

The Chief’s Challenge, a 2-mile race in Cherokee, will be held 2:45 p.m. on Oct. 5 to benefit the Madison Hornbuckle Children’s Cancer Foundation

“I challenge all runners and walkers to join me in this benefit run, which will help children and their families in the fight against cancer. Madison Hornbuckle was a special young lady who fought this fight and we honor her memory through the work of this foundation,” Principal Chief Michell Hicks said.

The run/walk will start at the Cherokee Council House and end at the Urgent Care building. It will take place prior to the Cherokee Indian Fair Parade.

Registration begins 8:30 a.m. at the Cherokee Tribal Council House and will end at noon. $10 registration fee. The first 200 participants will get a free Cancer Foundation wristband and T-shirt.

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