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NCR and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Team Up for 10th Annual NCR Sprint for Cancer Event

Employee-driven 5K, 10K and Fun Run through Dunwoody to benefit pediatric cancer research

 
 
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PRLog - Mar. 10, 2012 - ATLANTA -- DULUTH, Ga. – Runners, walkers and fitness enthusiasts can shape up for spring and support a great cause on Saturday, April 21 as they step off for the 10th annual NCR Sprint for Cancer, a 5K, 10K, Fun Run and Peachtree Road Race pre-qualifier. Celebrating the 10 year anniversary, this annual employee-driven event has set a fundraising goal to surpass more than $1 million in total contributions company-wide across 10 years of giving.  All proceeds from the NCR Sprint for Cancer Atlanta race will benefit pediatric cancer research at the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Scheduled to kick off at 8 am on April 21 in the Perimeter Place Shopping Center located at 100 Perimeter Place (Target parking lot) in Dunwoody, the family-friendly NCR Sprint for Cancer is open to all ages and athletic ability and includes a post-race fair and free activities for children. All registered participants will receive a technical, moisture-wicking T-shirt and goody bag with coupons and samples from race sponsors. The 10K race is a Peachtree Road Race pre-qualifier.

“We are thrilled to come together as an organization to rally around such an important cause as pediatric cancer research,” said Christian Nahas, vice president for NCR Retail and executive sponsor of this year’s NCR Sprint for Cancer. “This event is such a great opportunity for our employees to join together with the community and demonstrate our commitment to giving back to those who need it most.”  

Nahas said that throughout the year, NCR employees host a variety of raffles, garage sales, and barbeque lunches in support of the annual event. “It really is an amazing and inspiring employee-driven effort. I’m thrilled that our organization has taken such an important stand against childhood cancers and I look forward to another successful event,” he added.  

The annual NCR Sprint for Cancer launched in 2003 when employees came together with the goal of creating a charitable event that the entire company could rally around in support of cancer patients and research. The first race took place in the parking lot of the company’s headquarters.  Today, more than 2,200 runners, walkers and volunteers are expected to participate in the 10th annual NCR Sprint for Cancer in multiple cities on April 21 in Atlanta and Dallas/Ft. Worth and May 6, 2012 in Orange County, CA. Proceeds from the Atlanta race will directly benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  Since its’ inception, the event has collectively raised more than $800,000 for cancer research.  

“Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is honored to partner with the NCR Sprint for Cancer for this special 10th anniversary of the event in the Atlanta community,” said Dave Winokur, who manages sports-related fundraising for the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation. “We sincerely appreciate NCR’s commitment to fighting childhood cancer by hosting this first-class event.”

Individual registration for the 5K or 10K is $20 through April 18, 2012 and $25 starting April 19. Registration is $15 for children wishing to participate in the Fun Run, which includes a race T-shirt and finisher’s ribbon. Phantom runners who are unable to participate but still wish to support the cause are welcome. Strollers are welcome.  

NCR Sprint for Cancer offers discounted registration fees for groups of ten or more— a great opportunity for corporate wellness initiatives, schools, clubs and other local groups. Registration information is available online at www.sprintforcancer.com. To learn more about the NCR Sprint for Cancer, including race details, volunteer opportunities and individual giving opportunities, call visit www.sprintforcancer.com, call 770.576.7060 or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sprintforcancer.

About Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
The Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is a national leader among childhood cancer, hematology, and blood and marrow transplant programs, serving infants to young adults. Recognized as one of the top childhood cancer centers in the country by U.S.News & World Report, the Aflac Cancer Center treats more than 350 new cancer patients each year and follows more than 2,500 patients with sickle cell disease, hemophilia and other blood disorders. Visit www.aflaccancercenter.org or call 404‐785‐1112 or 888‐785‐1112 for more information.


About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a global technology company leading how the world connects, interacts and transacts with business. NCR’s assisted- and self-service solutions and comprehensive support services address the needs of retail, financial, travel, hospitality, entertainment, gaming, public sector, telecom carrier and equipment organizations in more than 100 countries. NCR (www.ncr.com) is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia.


NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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Jessica Lundberg
NCR Corporation
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Jessica.lundberg@ncr.com

Heather Kirksey                  
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta            
404.785.7741 (office)                
404.570.9717 (media pager)             
Heather.kirksey@choa.org

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