Davidson Dash raises $5K for American Cancer Society research (Gallery)

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Scott Burbidge and his family pose for a picture following the Davidson Dash Run for a Cure on Saturday at Davidson Middle School.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 07:03 PM.

CRESTVIEW —  Davidson Middle School's Dash for a Cure on Saturday raised nearly $5,000 and attracted nearly 250 participants to the American Cancer Society benefit, according to  event organizer Daniel Richards.

Richards is expected to present the check to the American Cancer Society at the school team's next Relay for Life meeting.

Runners of various ages participated in the 5k, 10k and fun run events. Cool weather didn't deter many of the runners from participating.

"We didn't question about coming out here today," said Burbidge, whose family of five participated in the 5k run.

"My wife (Kathryn) likes to sign us up for these races, and we know some people who are cancer survivors," he said.

Each Burbidge family members had the name of Charles Fowers written on a piece of paper attached to each's back.

"He was my best friend's father who died from cancer," Kathryn Burbidge said.

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