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Circle of Friends 9th Annual “Run for the Rainbow” June 15

Event benefits pediatric cancer research at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Columbus, OH - 5/29/2012

Circle of Friends, a volunteer organization supporting Nationwide Children’s Hospital, will host its 9th Annual Run for the Rainbow 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run Friday, June 15 at New Albany Market Square, 180 Market St., New Albany, Ohio. 

Proceeds from Run for the Rainbow benefit pediatric cancer research at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s. Over the past 16 years, Circle of Friends has raised nearly $1.5 million for the fight against pediatric cancer.

This year features the addition of a special dedication of Aaron’s Rainbow before the race and many pre and post-race family fun activities.  Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. with races beginning at 6:45 p.m. (Kids Fun Run), 7 p.m. (5K Competitive Run) and 7:03 p.m. (5K Walk). Registration fees are $20 for the Kids Fun Run and $30 for the 5K Run/Walk. After June 9, registration is $25 and $35 respectively.  Awards will be given to the top finishers in each race.

Run for the Rainbow features exciting activities for the whole family featuring great food and beverages, booths and activities, mascots, celebrities and more.

To register for Run for the Rainbow and for more information, visit or call (614) 355-0888

Circle of Friends
Circle of Friends was founded in 1994 by three families whose lives had been touched by cancer.  Through hard work and dedication, their grassroots fundraising has grown to include thousands in our community.  To date, Circle of Friends has raised nearly $1.5 million for cancer research.  Together with Nationwide Children's Hospital and community support like yours, Circle of Friends is determined to help find the cure.  For more information, visit

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