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Third annual 'Hat Run' puts focus on skin cancer

(Source: Ben Gauthier/WAFB) (Source: Ben Gauthier/WAFB)

The third annual Hat Run took place today for skin cancer awareness.

The race is put on by the Lauren Savoy Olinde Foundation to Raise Awareness for Skin Cancer.

The charity is named after 27-year-old Lauren Olinde, who died in 2012 after a battle with Melanoma.

Runners were encouraged to wear hats for the race, with prizes being awarded to those with the best hats of the day.

A race representative says that the goal of the event is to not only raise money for skin cancer research, but also to educate the public on what skin cancers look like, and how to diagnose them quickly.

The race also featured free skin cancer screenings, live music, and food.

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