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Published on April 22, 2015

13th Annual Jay Dix Race to Support Research at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center

Jay Dix Race

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The Columbia Multisport Club will host the 13th annual Jay Dix Challenge to Cure race at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9, in downtown Columbia. Proceeds from the event will benefit local cancer research at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

The family-friendly event includes a 5K walk or run and a 10K run. The race starts at Fourth and Cherry streets in Columbia’s Flat Branch Park. Race participants will receive an athletic T-shirt and a free pancake breakfast after the race.

During the past 12 years, the event has raised more than $175,000 for local cancer research at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. The race was established in memory of Jay Dix, M.D., a University of Missouri Health Care pathologist who fought his own battle with cancer. Dix served as the medical examiner for Boone and Callaway counties, and was a member of several medical and research organizations. He also enjoyed competing as a triathlete.

The event is organized annually by the Columbia Multisport Club, a local organization developed to encourage participation in road races, cycling races, triathlons and healthy lifestyles.

For more information or to register for the event, please visit www.challengetocure.com.

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, a part of University of Missouri Health Care, is a certified member of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Network®. Ellis Fischel Cancer Center offers patients with all types of cancers a comprehensive health team and innovative diagnostic and treatment options.

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