Team Derek 5k Race/Fun Run: To benefit UA medical student Derek Neal and his family

Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 9:00am to 11:00am
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson has organized a 5K Race, to benefit UA medical student Derek Neal and his family, which will be held Sunday, Dec. 2, 9-11 a.m., at the UA Mall starting at Old Main.
On Saturday, Sept. 1, Neal, 41, a second-year medical student at the college, was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and was told that his illness would be terminal. A husband and a father of two young children, he and his family are facing this devastating illness day-by-day with support from family, friends and colleagues.
Neal also is a graduate of the UA College of Nursing and a former pediatric intensive care nurse at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus.
The Team Derek 5K course will start at Old Main on the west end of the UA Mall and loop to the east end of the mall (University and Campbell Ave.) and back two times, totaling 3.2 miles.
Participants should arrive 30 to 40 minutes early to pick up a T-shirt and race number. All proceeds from this event will benefit Derek Neal. Register online at
To learn more about Derek Neal and his story, please visit the website
For more information about the Team Derek 5K Race, please contact UA College of Medicine student Benjamin Kwittken, cell phone 858-437-4346, email
DATE/TIME:           SUNDAY, DEC. 2, 9-11 A.M.
LOCATION:             Old Main, UA Mall
                                  University of Arizona, Tucson
CONTACT:               Benjamin Kwittken, 858-437-4346