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Friday, April 5, 2013

ECU students will offer short races and a chance to get a new hairdo Saturday, all for good causes.

The East Carolina University Medical Student Council’s 19th annual Hamstring Hustle 5K starts at 9 a.m. beside Moe’s Southwestern Grill on Red Banks Road. The race, which winds through the Lynndale neighborhood, is a USA Track and Field-certified course and sanctioned event.

Registration is $25 with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the ECU Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center. Register online at www.hamstringhustle.com or on race day. Race participants should arrive no later than 8:15 a.m.

The first Pirate Nurse 5K also starts at 9 a.m. It begins at the ECU Health Sciences Building at 2100 W. Fifth St. and runs through the health sciences campus.

Registration is $10 for ECU students and $20 for others and is available at www.runtheeast.com.

Race proceeds benefit the Linda Pynn Nurse Practitioner Scholarship and the May Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) Senior Class Gift.

People looking for a new spring look can volunteer to shave their heads for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation or donate at least eight inches of hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths.

The 2 p.m. event, sponsored by third-year ECU medical students, will take place in the Brody Medical Sciences Building’s auditorium at 600 Moye Blvd. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation raises money for and supports pediatric cancer research while Pantene Beautiful Lengths takes donated hair and makes wigs for cancer patients.

Visit www.stbaldricks.org/events/ecu or contact Lindsey Fix at 561-5588 or Lindsey.Fix@gmail.com for more information.

People also can choose to donate at the St. Baldrick’s website.

via The Daily Reflector.

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