Second annual Angel Wings Pink Run 5k held tomorrow

A 5K run to benefit children who have had parents pass away with cancer will take place Saturday at Island Park, 331 N. Main St.

Check-in for the Angel Wings Fund's 2nd Annual Five Shades of Pink 5k Run begins at 9 a.m. at the main pavilion near the basketball and tennis courts. The run costs $25 for adults and $10 for children who are 10 and under.

Following the format of the popular Color Run, local runners will race five kilometers through Island Park and the area’s adjoining trails, all the while being sprayed by pink corn starch, food coloring and flour mixture.

Tomorrow's race will benefit the Angel Wings Fund, an organization founded in 2009 by Mount Pleasant resident Keisha Brown. Brown was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 2007 and was touched by the immense support offered to her and her then 2-year-old daughter.

Since then, the organization has been providing support to children within the Mount Pleasant community who have had a parent pass away due to cancer. In addition, the Angel Wings Fund provides grants to local schools so students can be educated on breast health care and how to prevent cancer.