This Saturday, March 3, 2012, Coconuts on the Beach is hosting some twilight fun with the 5k Beach Twilight Run. The 5k is being held to raise awareness of the importance of skin cancer prevention and to raise money for the World Skin Cancer Foundation (WSCF).
The day’s events kick off at 2:00 p.m. with free skin cancer screenings. Packet Pickup and late registration begins at 3:00 p.m., and the 5k follows at 5:00 p.m.
With a venue on the beach behind Coconuts in downtown Cocoa Beach, the 5k participants will enjoy beautiful views and a lively atmosphere.
This event was originally scheduled as part of the Bright House Networks Sixth Annual World Skin Cancer Foundation Slater Brothers Invitational, but due to inclement whether, the 5k had to be rescheduled. And with such mild temperatures lately, Saturday looks like a great day for a 5k.
Considering that Florida is known as the Sunshine State, skin cancer should be something that every Florida resident thinks about. According to WSCF, “Over one million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed every year and over 10,000 people die from skin cancer annually.”
“WSCF is a not-for-profit group that was founded in 2005 in Cocoa Beach, Florida to educate the public regarding the cause of the majority of skin cancer cases: unprotected sun exposure,” as stated on WSCF’s website www.worldskincancerfoundation.com.
WSCF works to raise awareness of skin cancer prevention by hosting a variety of outdoor sporting events in order to teach outdoor enthusiasts how to live a fun and sun-safe lifestyle.
In addition to the free skin cancer screenings, everyone that enters the 5k Beach Twilight Run receives: one free drink ticket (for adults only), a goodie bag, a free raffle ticket, an event tee and awesome medals for top finishers.
For more information go to www.worldskincancerfoundation.com. Whether you walk or run, the 5k Beach Twilight Run is a great way to spend a late Saturday afternoon. So go out, have fun and remember to where your sunblock.