Two URI honor students to host 5K fundraiser for cancer research

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KINGSTON, R.I. – April 10, 2013 – Two University of Rhode Island students will host Rhody’s Run 5K on April 13 on the Kingston campus to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Students and other community members are welcome to run or walk in the laid-back road race, which will begin at noon on the main quadrangle.

Mark Albanese, a senior accounting major from Montvale, N.J., and Bryan Poston, a junior finance major from Charlestown, R.I., are hosting the event as their final project in URI’s honors program.

Participants can register in advance online at, or in-person on the day of the race. Online registration costs $10 and race day registration costs $15. Please arrive by 11:30 a.m. to check in and sign an injury waiver.

T-shirts will be available for $10 at the event while supplies last. There will also be a raffle to win a variety of prizes, including gift certificates to businesses such as RoadID and Camire’s Athletic Soles, among others.

For more information or if interested in volunteering at the event, contact Mark Albanese at

This press release was written by Danielle Sanda, an intern in URI’s Department of Marketing and Communications and a public relations major.