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The Cougs vs Cancer Run honors former BYU President Rex E. Lee, an avid runner, who passed away from Lymphoma cancer in 1995. All proceeds from the race help support student cancer research at BYU's Simmons Center for Cancer Research.

Funds provide undergraduate and graduate students the chance to begin their careers as the next generation of cancer clinicians and researchers, and help facilitate foundational discovery research leading to the development of more effective methods to prevent, diagnose, treat, and cure cancer.

Now in its 27th year, the run continues to be sponsored by the Simmons Center for Cancer Research with the help of the students in BYU Cougs vs Cancer.

Take part in BYU’s fight against cancer and support cancer research in your local community by registering for the global run today.

BYU Cancer Research Center and the Rex Lee Run

*Dr. Steven Castle is the current director of the Simmons Center for Cancer Research.