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Touchdowns Against Cancer
MaxPreps recently launched Touchdowns Against Cancer, a national campaign that unites high school football teams across the country in the fight against childhood cancer. In partnership with PLEDGE IT and St. Jude Children’s Hospital, fans can join the fight by pledging money for every touchdown their team scores between Sept. 15 and Oct. 1. Coaches can get started by logging into their team account on MaxPreps and clicking the “Start Campaign” button at the top of the page. For additional information, go to

Sunbury 5K
The 7th annual Sunbury 5K is set for Oct. 1 at 10 a.m. Registration costs $25 until the end of August, then rises to $30. Race-day registration will cost $35. Proceeds benefit local charities. The presenting sponsor is Merritt and Grinstead Attorneys at Law. Gold sponsors are Coastal Electric, Darsey, Black and Associates, State Farm/Adam Herndon, and the Sunbury Crab Co. Additional sponsors are CE Hall Real Estate/Rachael Breon, M&M Motors, Rountree and Brady Insurance, Atlantic Foot and Ankle and Ted Hall Attorney.
The race will start at 10 a.m. at Sunbury Crab.
Registration details are at
Since the first year in 2010 the Sunbury 5K has donated more than $25,000 to charities. Most recently, recipients were the Liberty County Coalition for the Homeless, Carpathia Paws Animal Rescue and the Vietnam Veterans Association of Liberty County.

Savannah run for cancer survivors
SAVANNAH — The YMCA of Coastal Georgia will host the 27th Annual Heart of Savannah Race on Sept. 24 at Forsyth Park. Runners, walkers and joggers of all ages are welcome.
In addition to the timed 5K race, the Heart of Savannah features a free ¼ mile Kids Run and a 1 mile Survivor walk. Participants are encouraged to attend a family friendly post-race party in Forsyth Park featuring vendors, games, activities and live music.
All proceeds raised from this year’s race will benefit LIVESTRONG at the YMCA. This evidence-based program focuses on building the mental and physical strength of cancer survivors. Participants work with fitness professionals in small groups to reclaim their health, self-confidence and strength during or following a cancer diagnosis.
For more information about the race or volunteering, call Hillary Bradbury at 912-354-5480.

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