Papa legacy grows with cancer run

Former television sports anchor Gary Papa is as popular in death as he was as one of Philadelphia’s favorite TV newsmen.

Almost 3,000 people took part in his eighth annual Gary Papa 5k Run For Your Life in Center City, the second race since Papa died a little over a year ago after a long struggle with cancer.

The first cancer fundraiser eight years ago included just 500 participants on MLK Drive, the organizer said.

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