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Is Ache Around the Lake dog friendly? YES!

Run or walk with your dog! Bring your favorite canine friend on a leash to run or walk the Ache or the Ouch. There will be water bowls for your furry friend along the Ache course and at the finish line. 

The Top Dog award, provided by Bonnie Brae Veterinary Hospital, will go to the fastest canine-human team to finish the 8K Ache. 

BeBe enjoyed a rest after last year’s Ache Around the Lake!

The 12th Annual Ache Around the Lake Run/Walk—a benefit for St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation is set for Saturday, Sept. 16, at 8 a.m. at Lake Lanier. Ache Around the Lake is a community event that includes The Ache (8K or five miles) or The Ouch (two miles). The Ache and the Ouch are open to all runners, walkers, strollers and your canine friends on a leash! 

This year, your support of Ache Around the Lake will benefit the Infusion Center at St. Luke’s Hospital. 

St. Luke’s Hospital Infusion Center, a member of Levine Cancer Institute (LCI) Network, offers the community a close-to-home alternative for chemotherapy and IV therapy treatments. Patients no longer have to travel far to obtain the care they need.  

In addition to treatments for cancer diagnoses, patients have the support of ground-breaking clinical trials and expertise in sub-specialty cancer care. In addition to chemotherapy, area residents needing blood transfusions, arthritis infusion therapy or other IV medication can count on St. Luke’s Hospital Infusion Center to deliver that care in an atmosphere that’s both comfortable and focused on their specific treatment needs. 

There is a registration fee for the race. T-shirts will go to the first 200 registered participants.  

Registration is open! Visit www.achearoundthelake.org to register or learn more. 

Submitted by Jennifer Wilson