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WILMINGTON — From age 2 to 82, we have a race for you! Strut for Kids is announcing it’s 8th annual Cardinal Strut. This is a fundraising event to provide assistance funds for pediatric cancer patients in New Hanover County. The race will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 starting at 8 a.m. at Holly Tree Elementary school.

This year’s Cardinal Strut returns with the same great 5k, 10k and Fun Run. This year, there will also be a Cardinal Dash, Wilmington’s first ever one mile straight-shot race. Who will be crowned the fastest man, woman and child in Wilmington?

The post-race party will feature breakfast for all participants, music, kid-friendly health/wellness expo and great awards. The deadline to register and guarantee a race t-shirt is Feb. 17, 2017. All registrations should be completed online at

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“From age 2 to 82, we have a race for you!” The Cardinal Strut is fun for all ages, and benefits pediatric cancer patients in New Hanover County. (Courtesy: Cardinal Strut)

This is the 8th year of the Cardinal Strut, a family-centered, FUN event on March 4. The big news this year is that a 501(c)(3) called Strut for Kids has formed and that all proceeds raised will be donated to New Hanover County pediatric cancer patients and their families.

The last 7 years, the group has been a part of the Holly Tree Elementary PTA, raising money in honor of Holly Tree students who lost their fight with cancer. Now, it is are able to make an impact throughout the entire community by partnering with businesses to provide assistance funds to newly diagnosed children with cancer in our area.

Did you know that when a child in our area is diagnosed with any form of cancer they are almost immediately sent to a larger hospital like UNC-Chapel Hill or Duke? At a very scary time in a family’s life, they must travel to another city over 100 miles away from most friends and family to learn more about their child’s cancer diagnosis and possible treatment options.

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Who will be crowned the fastest man, woman and child in Wilmington? (Courtesy: Cardinal Strut)

Strut for Kids hopes to be able to reach out to these families as soon as they receive their child’s diagnosis to provide financial assistance during this time of major change in their lives. Join us on March 4 for the most FUN, family-centered 5K, 10K, Fun Run and 1 mile straight shot Dash! For more information and to register, go to

-Content provided by Kindel Carter, Strut for Kids

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