Huge turnout for the 9th Annual Brenda Ladun Conquer Cancer Run

Colon cancer survivor Sherrie Kent (right) was all smiles during the event Saturday. (

Hundreds of runner and walkers of all ages participated in the ninth annual Brenda Ladun Conquer Cancer Run Saturday morning at St. Vincent's One Nineteen. The 5K/1 mile fun run represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported and that one day cancer will be eliminated.

The run was inspirational for Cynthia Castleberry, who was unable to walk in the event but had a team of supporters participate in her honor.

"My team just means everything to me." Castleberry said. "Since I've been diagnosed with cancer, God has just shown his love through his people and they have been his hands and feet. They have been so supportive. They've prayed for me and they all came out to run today and this has just meant the world to me."

Throughout the race, participants were offered discounted mammograms, free skin cancer and blood pressure screenings, free massages for runners and free hand massages for cancer survivors.

Below is list of the event's top fundraisers for individual participants, teams and companies.

Top Participants (Donations raised)

1{}-{} Sandra Zahradka {}{}{}{}{}{}($2,910.00)

2{}-{} Kathy Martin-Spakes {}{}{}{}{}{}($965.00)

3{}-{} Sheila Grandy {}{}{}{}{}{}($875.00)

4{}-{} Traci Michelle Kelton {}{}{}{}{}{}($555.00)

5{}-{} Wendy Foshee {}{}{}{}{}{}($535.00)

6{}-{} Hannah and Janice Hannah and Janice {}{}{}{}{}{}($525.00)

7{}-{} Brenda Ladun {}{}{}{}{}{}($365.00)

8{}-{} Warren VanDenTop {}{}{}{}{}{}($350.00)

9{}-{} Timothy Yeager {}{}{}{}{}{}($305.00)

10{}-{} Nita Grizzard {}{}{}{}{}{}($275.00)

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Top Teams

1{}-{} TEAM LAURA BETH {}{}{}{}{}{}($8,875.00)

2{}-{} Iron Butterflies {}{}{}{}{}{}($4,095.00)

3{}-{} Dr. Sandra Zahradka {}{}{}{}{}{}($2,970.00)

4{}-{} BSI {}{}{}{}{}{}($2,930.00)

5{}-{} Team Jeffcoat {}{}{}{}{}{}($2,055.00)

6{}-{} Sharon's Team {}{}{}{}{}{}($1,835.00)

7{}-{} Team Adrienne {}{}{}{}{}{}($1,345.00)

8{}-{} Mass Exodus {}{}{}{}{}{}($875.00)

9{}-{} Tanya's Team {}{}{}{}{}{}($845.00)

10{}-{} living4lynn {}{}{}{}{}{}($710.00)

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{}Top Companies

1{}-{} STRONG, LLC {}{}{}{}{}{}($8,875.00)

2{}-{} ABC 3340 {}{}{}{}{}{}($4,275.00)

3{}-{} Brentwood Services Inc {}{}{}{}{}{}($2,930.00)

4{}-{} Circle X Films {}{}{}{}{}{}($2,055.00)

5{}-{} Alabama Casters & Equipment {}{}{}{}{}{}($710.00)

6{}-{} Birmingham Internal Medicine Associates {}{}{}{}{}{}($540.00)

7{}-{} Comfort Care Hospice {}{}{}{}{}{}($480.00)

8{}-{} Deloitte {}{}{}{}{}{}($445.00)

9{}-{} Accenture {}{}{}{}{}{}($355.00)

10{}-{} QRC {}{}{}{}{}{}($350.00)


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