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CBS to spearhead first-ever 'Reality Mud Run' to benefit 'Survivor' Stand Up 2 Cancer

by jmaloni
Fri, Aug 5th 2011 11:45 pm

To register or sponsor participating runners, go to www.RealityMudRun.com

CBS is sponsoring its first-ever "Reality Mud Run," in which reality stars from CBS's hit series "Survivor," "The Amazing Race" and "Big Brother" will run alongside members of the general public to raise funds for cancer research through "Survivor's" Stand Up To Cancer fundraising team. The 5K run will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Oak Canyon Park Blue Diamond Haul Road, in Silverado, Calif., near Irvine.

For the "Reality Mud Run," CBS has partnered with Around the World Productions, which was founded by Burton Roberts, who competed in "Survivor: Pearl Islands," and Alex Boylan, who competed in the second season of "The Amazing Race." The event is being sponsored by 7UP.

Reality stars set to participate include "Survivor's" Ethan Zohn, Jenna Morasca, Amanda Kimmel, Roberts, Yau-Man Chan, Natalie Tenerelli, Phillip Sheppard, Chad Crittenden and Joel Klug; "The Amazing Race's" Uchenna Agu, Megan Rickey, Cheynne Whitney, Boylan and Dennis Frentsos; and "Big Brother's" Will Kirby and many more.

Details about the run and how to register can be found at www.RealityMudRun.com. Those who are unable to participate as runners but would still like to be part of the cause may donate through the site.

Last summer, CBS joined forces with Stand Up To Cancer, a charitable organization that raises funds for cancer research, to form a team called "Survivor" SU2C. Zohn, who won "Survivor: Africa," competed in "Survivor: All Stars" and recently overcame Hodgkin's lymphoma, is spokesperson for "Survivor's" SU2C fundraising efforts.

Said Zohn, "It's very rewarding to be able to use reality television as a platform to bring together my friends and raise money and awareness for cancer research. The 'Reality Mud Run' is a perfect event to bring everyone together, cast members and fans of "Survivor," "The Amazing Race" and "Big Brother." This time we are competing for something greater—voting cancer off the planet. In the first year of collaborating, SURVIVOR raised about $75,000 for Stand Up To Cancer, and I know we will continue to raise funds to honor those we have lost like Laura Ziskin and Jenn Lyon, and those who continue their battle today."

Donations to the "Survivor" SU2C team can be made year-round via www.standup2cancer.org/survivor.

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