Lookin' For A Cure Sets Sights On A Breakthrough

February 17, 2017
By: Karen E. Butler, Director of Communications, DCI

Organized by the non-profit A Cure In Sight, Lookin' For A Cure 5K and Fun Walk/Bike Ride, an ocular melanoma benefit, will take place on Saturday, March 18, at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park Pavilion in Durham. This year's Lookin' For A Cure registration includes admission to the Duke vesus Wake Forest baseballgame that immediately follows the run. The event features lunch, a bounce house, facepainting, and an appearance by Wool E. Bull. Lookin' For A Cure offers a 5K timed run/walk and a 12-mile bike ride.

"Ocular melanoma (OM) is the most common primary cancer of the eye in adults," said Jeff Lang, event coordinator with A Cure In Sight. "It is an extremely rare cancer in which approximately 2,500 U.S. adults diagnosed every year. Half of those diagnosed will see the disease spread to other parts of the body. Once metastasized, it is nearly always fatal. There is no cure for ocular melanoma, which is why events, like Lookin' For A Cure, are critical in helping to facilitate breakthrough science." 

Funds raised by A Cure In Sight benefit patient services and ensure research moves forward in the quest for better treatments and a cure for ocular melanoma.

The Durham Bulls Athletic Park is located at 409 Blackwell St., in Durham. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. The run/walk and bike ride start at 9 a.m. For more information on Lookin' For A Cure, sponsored by Duke Eye Center, or to register, visit lookinforacure.org or email acureinsight.org.