Cougs vs. Cancer Run

Cougs V Cancer 5K

The Cougs vs Cancer Run honors former BYU President Rex E. Lee, an avid runner, who passed away from T-cell lymphoma in 1995. Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that impacts people of all ages, including adolescents.

The run is on March 12 and has both virtual and in-person options.

Who was Rex Lee?

Rex E. Lee was named the 10th president of Brigham Young University on May 12, 1989 and stepped down on December 31, 1995, from health complications with lymphoma. He passed away on March 11, 1996.

Before being named president of BYU, Rex Lee had a successful career and emerged as a notable figure: he was a lawyer, solicitor general of the United States, founding dean of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU, and assistant attorney general, Civil Division, United States Department of Justice. He argued a total of 59 cases before the US Supreme Court.