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All invited to run/walk for cancer

SPRINGFIELD Runners, walkers, friends, and supporters are invited to come out to Springfield's Forest Park for the Fifth Annual Frank J. Orszulak II 5K Run/Walk for Cancer to be held on July 21, 2007 (9 a.m. start time).

Organized by the Orszulak family in memory of their father, Frank, known during his life throughout East Springfield as an avid runner and walker, the event serves to raise funds for the Leukemia Society of America.

Additionally, this year a portion of the proceeds will be donated toThe Jimmy Fund and to Springfield's Cathedral High School, a school attended by the majority of the 13 Orszulak grandchildren. Several have carried on the Orszulak athletic tradition as standout players at Cathedral in hockey, soccer, tennis, and field hockey.

The USATF Sanctioned 5k Run/Walk kicks off at 9 a.m. at Forest Park's Cyr Arena. The Trafton Road entrance (off Dickinson St.) will be open for free entry for race participants. Parking is available in the Cyr Arena lot.

The entry fee is $12 until July 9, and $15 after that date. The entry fee is waived with a $25 pledge to the Leukemia Society. T-shirts will be given to the first 200 registered participants. Prizes: 2 Red Sox Tickets for 1st place male and 1st place female in each division (under 19, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69). Plus one random drawing winner for 2 Red Sox tickets from all registered participants.

For details or registration forms, contact Mike Orszulak at 413-782-7714.