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Supporters of colon cancer research particpate in a 5k run along Spartanburg Downtown Airport's tarmac. Supporters of colon cancer research particpate in a 5k run along Spartanburg Downtown Airport's tarmac.
Besides employing people, the Upstate found itself just as busy helping people in other ways Saturday. Besides employing people, the Upstate found itself just as busy helping people in other ways Saturday.
Besides employing people, the Upstate found itself just as busy helping people in other ways Saturday. Besides employing people, the Upstate found itself just as busy helping people in other ways Saturday.
Besides employing people, the Upstate found itself just as busy helping people in other ways Saturday. Besides employing people, the Upstate found itself just as busy helping people in other ways Saturday.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Besides employing people, the Upstate found itself just as busy helping people in other ways Saturday.

From raising awareness and funds for colon cancer research along the runways of Spartanburg Downtown Airport, to packing dozens of bags with food for needy kids, the Upstate was on a mission Saturday.

Colon Cancer Solutions presented its Wheels, Wings and Running Things event which raises money for wounded warriors and colon cancer research.

Throughout the all-day event supporters were able to participate in a 5k run along the airport’s tarmac, see classic cars and war planes as well as treat themselves to a BBQ dinner.

Saturday’s generosity in the Upstate was in no short supply as volunteers, both, students and adults, filled bags with food for students who might find themselves hungry over the weekend.

“It’s very rewarding because obviously there is a need in the community… [and] for me there is nothing worse than seeing a child go hungry”, said the Dean of Students at Greenville Tech High School, Karen Kennedy.

While helping to pack hearty bags of nutritious calories, Kennedy said “what we’re trying to do is make sure that they have some food on the weekends and that they are not going from Friday until Monday with no food”.

And without fail, the feeding continued.

Hub City Empty Bowls Project raised money and designed bowls to the beats and rhythms of musicians performing in a drum circle.

With more than 20 restaurants donating soup and 1450 bowls being filled with the season’s warm favorite, Hub City Empty Bowls is looking to raise more than the $12,000 that it did last year.

“It makes me feel good that I know that some people are going to eat that might not have had a dinner” said Hub City Empty Bowls Co-Chair, Nancy Williamson.

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