‘Walk for a Cancer Free World’

 

AUSTIN, MN — The American Cancer Society says half of all men and one-third of all women will develop cancer during their lifetime and some in our area are working to put an end to that.

The Hormel Institute is known worldwide for their cancer research, but they cannot do it on their own.

For the third straight year people went for an afternoon stroll as part of the “Walk for a Cancer Free World.”

The Hormel Institute partners with local groups to raise money for research. All of the registration money goes directly to fund the institute’s work.

“Their support and their donations help our researchers continue to accelerate discoveries to prevent and control cancer and so this kind of event seems pretty special to people who come out for it,” said Tim Ruzek, Communications Representative for the Hormel Institute.

They host the annual walk in conjunction with the Freedom Fest in Austin to raise awareness of the cutting edge research taking place right in town.

As their research continues to grow so will their building. They will be adding on to the building for laboratories and more space beginning next year.

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