CINCINNATI - This Saturday, June 29 the annual Hyde Park Blast returns to raise money for cancer research and awareness.
The Blast was founded in 2001 by two residents who wanted to make a difference in their community. Cheryl Koopman and Chad Sims wanted to find a way to raise money for cancer research while having fun and being active.
Since it's inception, the Blast has raised more than $300,000 for several charities, including CancerFree Kids, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Cancer Support Community, The Cure Starts Now and Shemenski Foundation.
The full-day event includes a run/walk, cycling races and events for kids. Live music will be provided and food and drinks served until midnight.
Erie Avenue between Mooney and Paxton avenues and Edwards Road between Observatory and Wasson Road will be closed from 5 a.m. until around midnight for the event.
This year's event will benefit the Wellness Community and The Cure Starts Now.
For more information on the event visit https://www.facebook.com/HPBlast .
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