Alabama Power employees are joining in the fight against cancer as they prepare to run 350 miles in the 2012 “Run for the Reason” fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
The tenth annual run begins at 7 a.m. Thursday, April 28 at the Alabama/Georgia line and ends Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. at Fort Gaines on Dauphin Island.
The three-day event takes runners through several Alabama towns and cities including Anniston, Childersburg, Clanton, Selma, Camden, Grove Hill and Mobile.
Three teams of volunteers will alternate running 20-mile segments during 12-hour shifts, with each runner completing about 20 miles during the event. Four drivers per team will pilot the runners’ RVs and lead vehicles that will accompany runners on their trek.
To date, the Alabama Power team is on track to raise $40,000 through this year’s Run for the Reason.