Paqui Kelly excited for Game Day Chase and the cause behind it
The Game Day Chase is less than two days away and it's already breaking records.
More than 800 runners will join Paqui Kelly and ABC 57’s Colleen Bormann on Saturday for the annual Game Day Chase 5k and 10k run to benefit the Kelly Cares Foundation.
Paqui and Bormann have been training for several weeks now.
ABC 57 caught up with Paqui today and she says she's excited for the race but she's even more excited about how this race is supporting a cause close to her heart.
"It’s one thing for me to get in shape for this game day chase and be in the community and saying this is one way we can all help, but these guys are in the trenches in what I consider every day," says Kelly
Paqui is talking about their partners in this race the Harper Cancer Research Institute.
The center is making big strides in the fight against breast cancer.
Specifically, a new mammogram that would be more effective in detecting tumors.
"We are proud to be supported by Kelly Cares Foundation. One of our greatest projects is trying to develop a better mammogram. A more sensitive mammogram and that involves a cancer biologist and engineer to help with sensitivity and detection especially women who have dense breast tissue because they have trouble with their mammograms," says Sharon Stack, Harper Cancer Research Institute.
And that technology could soon be available at the Paqui and Brian Kelly Comprehensive Breast Center.
As for the Game Day Chase, online registration is over but you can still sign up in person.
You can either stop by the Harper Cancer Research Institute on campus Friday from 2:00 p.m. To 8:00 p.m. or show up before the race Saturday between 6:45-7:45 am.