Incline Village to hold Thyroid Cancer awareness 5K Sept. 5 |

Incline Village to hold Thyroid Cancer awareness 5K Sept. 5

The inaugural running of the nation’s only 5K run/walk supporting Thyroid Cancer awareness and research will take place on Sept. 5 at Lake Tahoe’s Village Green in Incline Village. Lake Tahoe’s Movement of Wings, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has organized The Butterfly Effect 5K Run for runners, walkers and strollers. In addition, there will be a special Caterpillar Dash for children up to the age of 9. An awards ceremony will follow the event. For more information, to register, or donate visit After August 5 registration fees will increase from $35 for those 17 and older to $40, and from $25 for those 16 and younger to $30. There will be no registration available on race day. While the incidence of many cancers seems to be decreasing, thyroid cancer is steadily soaring, affecting young people between the ages of 13 and 43.

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