Press Release

Rasmussen College Presents "Miles For Smiles" 5k Run/walk To Benefit My Pink Scarf Inc And Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation

August 12, 2010

BISMARCK, N.D., (August 12, 2010) –Registration is now open for Miles For Smiles, the first annual 5K run/walk presented by Rasmussen College to benefit My Pink Scarf Inc and the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation. The event, which will kick-off at 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 21, demonstrates the ongoing commitment of Rasmussen College to supporting its students, employees, and campus communities.

My Pink Scarf is a North Dakota-based organization that supports women diagnosed with cancer.  The Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation is a collaborative, non-profit community service offered by Medcenter One Health Systems and St. Alexius Medical Center to deliver state of the art care to and treatment to cancer patient throughout the region. Proceeds from the event will benefit both groups.

Helping to lead this fundraising effort is Rasmussen College Bismarck Campus Director and cancer survivor Erin Green. “Rasmussen College is determined to support the communities it serves through events like Smiles For Miles 5K Run/Walk. Cancer has touched so many lives, including mine as a 3-year breast cancer survivor,” Green said. “Bringing awareness and supporting organizations like My Pink Scarf and the Bismarck Cancer Center, which provide additional resources to those affected by cancer, brings us one step closer to finding the much needed cure.”

WHAT:
Miles For Smiles 5K Run/Walk Presented by Rasmussen College

WHEN:
Saturday, August 21

Schedule of Events
7:15 a.m. – Registration
8 a.m. – Kickoff Ceremony
8:30 a.m. – Runners Start
8:45 a.m. – Walkers Start
10:30 a.m. – Closing Ceremony
11 a.m. - Lunch

WHERE:
Sertoma Park – Shelter 10
Riverside Park Road
Bismarck, ND 58504

Forms for pre-event registration are available now at the Rasmussen College Bismarck Campus, located at 1701 East Century Avenue. The cost to participate is $15 for adults and $10 for kids 10-years-old and younger. Participation for kids younger than 5-years-old is free.  Day of registration for adults is $20.

For additional information about Rasmussen College, visit www.Rasmussen.edu.


ABOUT RASMUSSEN COLLEGE:
Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate's and Bachelor's degrees online and across its 24 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit www.Rasmussen.edu.

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