"Running for Cover" at the Wachovia Complex

"Running for Cover" at the Wachovia Complex

May 15, 2006

(Philadelphia – May 16, 2006) – The first annual “Running for Cover” 5K run and 1M walk will take place on Sunday, June 25, 2006, at the Wachovia Complex, 3601 South Broad Street, Philadelphia. “Running for Cover” is being hosted by The Foundation for Melanoma research, and all proceeds from the event will support melanoma research at The Wistar Institute.

Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., the run begins at 9:00 a.m., the walk starts at 9:15 a.m., and the post race awards ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. The entry fee is $20 pre-race or $25 on race day, and teams are welcome. For more information, including registration forms and directions, please visit:


The Foundation for Melanoma Research, founded in 1999 by Noreen O’Neill after she was diagnosed with malignant melanoma, is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funding for melanoma research. For more information about The Foundation for Melanoma Research, please visit:


Historically, this is the first time the Wachovia Complex has been used as a route for such an event. The Wachovia Complex incorporates both the Wachovia Spectrum and The Wachovia Center.

The Wistar Institute is an independent nonprofit biomedical research institution dedicated to discovering the causes and cures for major diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disorders, and infectious diseases, including AIDS and influenza. Founded in 1892 as the first institution of its kind in the nation, The Wistar Institute today is a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center focused on basic and translational research. Discoveries at Wistar have led to the creation of vaccines for such diseases as rabies, rubella, and rotavirus; significant insights into the mechanisms of skin, brain, breast, lung, and prostate cancers; and the development of monoclonal antibodies and other significant research technologies and tools. The Wistar Institute: Today’s Discoveries – Tomorrow’s Cures. On the web at www.wistar.org.