Second annual Endure for the Cure set for Saturday

On Saturday, more than 50 participants will run through a two-mile course on Youngstown State University’s campus to benefit the American Cancer Society.

This is the second year that the Student Recreation Advisory Committee is hosting the Endure for the Cure. Last year, the event raised around $1,000.

Stephen Horn, a member of the Endure for the Cure committee, said he wants to surpass last year’s donation amount, primarily to help out a former employee whose mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. He encourages students to participate.

“People should help out because, obviously, it’s a great cause. You’re not only getting involved with your community, but doing something great at the same time and getting a workout,” he said.

Endure for the Cure is an all-weather event, and Horn said he is optimistic about the forecast. But if the elements don’t cooperate, he won’t be concerned.

“Right now, we’re looking at cloudy and 64 degrees, so the heat won’t be bad,” he said. “I think the weather actually can be a challenge itself, so it will just add to it.”

Those interested in participating can register at 8 a.m. on Saturday at Alumni Plaza, which is located off of Armed Forces Boulevard. The cost is $15 for students, $20 for faculty, $20 for members of the YSU Alumni Society and $25 for community members.

Those interested can also pick up a form in the Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center and return it with cash or a check to Ryan McNicholas, YSU’s fitness and wellness coordinator.

Participants must be at least 16 years old, and those under the age of 18 who wish to participate must have a parent’s consent, Horn said.

The first wave of runners will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday.

“The more people, the better,” Horn said. “We want to keep this event going strong for years to come.”

For more information, contact McNicholas at 330-941-2207 or [email protected].