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Close to 3,000 expected at Seacoast Cancer 5K

Union Leader Correspondent
September 19. 2018 8:51PM
Signs line Central Avenue outside Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover. Over 2,700 people are expected to take part in this year's Seacoast Cancer 5K. (KIMBERLEY HAAS/Union Leader Correspondent)

Brian Scalabrine, who is now a sports analyst, will be participating in the Seacoast Cancer 5K in Dover this weekend. ((Facebook photo))
DOVER - Close to 3,000 people are expected to participate in the fifth annual Seacoast Cancer 5K being held Sunday in Dover but one is sure to stand out in the crowd.

Brian Scalabrine, who was a member of the 2008 NBA Champion Boston Celtics, will be running the course with the basketball team from Dover High School.

The Seacoast Cancer 5K is one of the largest single-day fundraisers in the region and benefits Wentworth-Douglass Hospital's Seacoast Cancer Center.

This year, $222,072 has been raised so far. Organizers have a goal of $325,000.

Proceeds from the race help provide free transportation, comfortable clothing to make treatment easier and support groups to create a community and enhance the resilience of patients.

Money raised by the event has also been used to create a multi-disciplinary technology enabled conference room, which opened in June. Physicians in Dover and at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston can use it to collaborate in real time, share diagnostic images and consult on difficult cases.

The Seacoast Cancer Center has been serving the Dover community for decades and a second location will be opening in Portsmouth next spring, according to spokesman Jennifer Harris.

The USATF-certified 5K course starts and ends at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital on Central Avenue, looping through downtown Dover while participants pass designated cheering zones where members of the public can participate by encouraging runners and walkers.

Race day registrations begins Sunday at 7:30 a.m. The fee is $35 for adults. Children under the age of 12 can participate for free.

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