Great duck race set to benefit ECU Health Cancer Care

Great duck race set to benefit ECU Health Cancer Care
Published: Oct. 29, 2022 at 10:40 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 29, 2022 at 8:17 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The Young Professionals of Pitt County hosted their second annual Great Duck Race that’s geared towards fundraising efforts to benefit ECU Health Cancer Care.

The event happened Saturday, October 29 at 10:45 a.m. in Wildwood Park in Greenville. Almost 1,500 ducks were bought this year. This is the organization’s seventh year in providing and expanding unique ways to get the community involved in raising funds for ECU Health Cancer Care.

WITN spoke to a family that bought 72 ducks this year.

“What a wonderful cause,” said Lisa Wilson, a great duck race participant. “The money is staying here locally and then today, learning about what we did about patients that may not have the funds for rent or utilities, ya know. There are other things that shouldn’t have to think about while they are struggling with this disease.”

From corporate sponsors to regular donations, the organization raised a total of $13,500 in 2021 through the form of rubber duck adoptions. Over the previous 6 years, they’ve raised over $62,000 towards the cause.

Through their partnership with the City of Greenville Recreation and the Parks Department, the Young Professionals of Pitt County are looking forward to bringing in an even bigger audience and seeing how the community comes together to benefit patients and families who need the programs and services offered by ECU Health Cancer Care.

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