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Video: UW Health Carbone Cancer Center Race for Research hero

The UW Health Carbone Cancer Center Race for Research will take place on Saturday, June 3, the first official event of 2023 AmFam Champ week. The 5K run/walk benefits adult and pediatric cancer research. It takes place at the Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course at University Ridge in Madison.

This video features Makenzee “Mak” Smith and her parents, Holly and Robert. Mak is this year's Race for Research hero.

Mak was diagnosed with Stage 2 lymphoma at age 9 after doctors found a grapefruit-sized tumor in her chest. She immediately started chemotherapy, blood and platelet transfusions and immunotherapy. Now 13 years old, Mak still goes to American Family Children's Hospital for routine scans, but is officially cancer-free.

Watch the video below to see Mak's story. Learn more about the UW Health Carbone Cancer Center Race for Research here.

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About the American Family Insurance Championship
The American Family Insurance Championship was created in 2016 by American Family Insurance, PGA TOUR Champions and PGA TOUR player and Wisconsin native Steve Stricker. Since its inception, the championship and associated events have raised nearly $15 million for the American Family Children’s Hospital and other charities. The 2023 championship will be held June 3-11 at the University Ridge Golf Course in Madison, Wisconsin. For more information: Web:; Twitter: @AmFamChamp; Facebook: American Family Insurance Championship; Instagram: amfamchampionship. #AmFamChamp