Panhel to hold annual benefit 5K this weekend
Students can still register for the race at Penn Park on EventBrite
October 24, 2013, 10:57 pm · Updated October 24, 2013, 11:14 pm·
Monica Martin | DP
This Sunday, the Panhellenic Council will host its 13th annual Rena Rowan Ribbon Run 5K race at Penn Park, capping off Greek Week, a series of events organized by the Panhellenic and Interfraternity councils.
After the race, City Tap House will host a brunch for the runners and other students. Both donations at the race and a portion of the brunch’s proceeds will be donated to the Rena Rowan Breast Center, a part of Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center.
The Panhellenic Council will donate the proceeds to the center to help with patient costs not covered by insurance.
Through various fundraisers, the Panhellenic Council has donated over $60,000, according to College senior and Panhel President Jessica Stokes. The Rena Rowan run has been a part of these efforts since 2000.
For its 13th annual event, the Panhellenic Council hopes to raise $2,500 through race participation and attendance at the Tap House brunch. Last year, the event raised more than $3,000.
The race will start at 8 a.m. and conclude at 11 a.m.
Registration for the 5K is ongoing on EventBrite. Anyone interested should sign up there, and others wishing to donate to the cause but not participate in the 5K can also donate online.
The Panhellenic Council chose to host this event because it recognizes that breast cancer touches many throughout the Penn community.