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For Immediate Release:
March 12, 2012

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Liga Contra El Cáncer hosts its Fifth Annual "Lourdes P. Aguila Memorial" 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, March 18, 2012


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Leading the walk will be Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Property Appraiser Pedro J. Garcia and Commissioner Rebeca Sosa as well as other community leaders and celebrities.

The registration fee is $20 and participants may register online at or by contacting Janet Dueñas at Liga Contra el Cancer at (305) 856-4914.

All donations and pledges are tax deductible as allowed by law. The event will be held rain or shine.

Registration - 8:30 a.m.
Presentation - 9:30 a.m.
5K Run/Walk - 10 a.m.

Liga Contra El Cáncer
The League Against Cancer /  Liga Contra el Cáncer was founded in Miami in 1975 as a community- based, not-for-profit organization providing free medical care to needy cancer patients. More than 350 Florida physicians, who are board-certified in their specialties, volunteer their services to the League Against Cancer.

The dedication and support of volunteer physicians and on-going assistance of volunteers maintain administrative costs at about 12 percent of operational budgets. The League Against Cancer is the last resort for cancer victims who have no financial resources or health insurance.

Since 1975, more than 50,000 low-income, uninsured men, women and children have received world-class medical treatment, screenings and support at the organization's facilities.

Who: Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez,
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser Pedro J. Garcia,
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa, District 6,
as well as other community leaders and celebrities.

What:5K Run/Walk to honor long-time Liga supporter Jorge Mas Canosa

When: March 18, 2012, 8:30 a.m.

Where:Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40th Street (Bird Road) Miami, Florida


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