Heather Keyes Rogers EB 5k – October 30, 2010 – Carrier Park – Asheville, NC

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National Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) Awareness Week

Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a rare genetic disease characterized by the presence of extremely fragile skin and recurrent blister formation, resulting from minor mechanical friction or trauma. This condition is not contagious. An estimated 1 out of every 50,000 live births are affected with some type of EB. The disorder occurs in every racial and ethnic group throughout the world and affects both sexes equally. Debra (Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association) is dedicated to finding a cure for EB.

One of the many initiatives to raise money for Debra, the Heather Keyes Rogers EB 5k and fun run will be held at Carrier Park on Saturday, October 30th, 2010. Information from the race organizers …

Prizes will be given to the participants with the highest donations! Registration minimum donation after October 20 will be $25 for 5k and $20 for Fun Run. (No shirt guarantee for those that register after October 20). All proceeds benefit DebRA of America. Please make all checks payable to DebRA of America. Check-in will take place at 8am at the Carrier Park Shelter.

Each participant will receive a bag containing a t-shirt and some goodies. Water and snacks will be provided on the day of the event. Packets will be handed out during event day registration.

Awards will be presented as soon as results are calculated. Top 3 finishers in the Fun Run will be given awards. For the 5k only, awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group. Age groups are: 18 and under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and up.

Online registration is available at Active.com. There’s a Facebook Event Page for this race also.

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