On June 3, Atrium Health Foundation hosted the 13th Annual Keep Pounding 5K in partnership with the Carolina Panthers. Co-presented by JELD-WEN and Rodgers Builders, the event welcomed a record number of participants to Charlotte, North Carolina, raising over $130,000 for cancer research and patient support programs at Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute and Atrium Health Levine Children’s.

“We have seen firsthand how the funds raised by this race have impacted those at Levine Children’s and Levine Cancer Institute,” said Page Stroup, director of development at Atrium Health Foundation, to a crowd of nearly 1,500 supporters. “Patients, young and old, have access to cutting-edge clinical trials that just a few years ago were not available here. This gives them, and their families, hope and inspiration. And isn’t that what the keep pounding mantra is all about?”

Pictured: LCH patient David Buckland (seated) with mother Sue and cancer survivor Steve Kramer

Steve Kramer and David Buckland, both cancer warriors who have benefited from Atrium Health’s world-class cancer programs, helped kick off the race, which began at Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute. Runners then made their way to Bank of America Stadium, home of the Carolina Panthers, crossing the finish line on the field.

Since the Keep Pounding initiative began 20 years ago, over $4.5 million has been raised to advance cancer research at Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute and Atrium Health Levine Children’s.


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