Game Day Chase raises funds for Kelly Cares Foundation
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Overnight Eddy Street Commons will be closed and the area will be covered by artificial turf for Saturday morning's Game Day Chase. All the money raised will go towards the Kelly Cares Foundation to help breast cancer detection and treatment.
"It makes me happy just to stay active and not worry so much about what is going to happen in the future," said Joanne Roberts.
Running helped Roberts beat breast cancer 9 years ago.
Each step she took made her stronger and ready to tackle her disease head-on.
Her runs also remind her that her battle could begin again any day.
"I think fitness really does aid in preventing it too," said Roberts.
She's planning on running this year's Game Day Chase which is being held Saturday morning at the Eddy Street Commons.
This year's Game Day Chase starts and ends at Eddy Street Commons. The entire street is going to be covered in artificial turf. All the bars and restaurants are getting involved to start tailgating early.
Funds raised will go towards the Kelly Cares Foundation which supports charities in Michiana.
The foundation helped purchase a 3-D mammography machine at the new Paqui and Brian Kelly Comprehensive Breast Center.
A device that's already helped detect early cancer in 6 women in just a few weeks.
You can register in Eddy Street Commons until 8 p.m. Friday or up until 7:15 a.m. Saturday.
ABC57's Kim Chappell is the emcee along with Paqui Kelly.
Click here for more information on the Game Day Chase