Tuesday, October 20, 2015
GET INVOLVED IN THE RUNYON 5K RUN AT YANKEE STADIUM!
We do this every year at Bleeding Yankee Blue and it's for an incredible cause. It's the Runyon 5k run at Yankee Stadium and this year will be the 7th annual run. I just wanted to take a second and promote it...
"Sunday, November 15, 2015, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation will hold the 7th Annual Runyon 5K at Yankee Stadium – and 100% of funds raised by participants will directly support innovative cancer research by brilliant early career scientists.
The course winds through the ballpark’s concourses and ramps, and up stairs between levels. Participants will have the opportunity to take two laps around the warning track that circles the field, appear on the centerfield video board, and meet scientists funded by Damon Runyon.
Additionally, this year the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation will kick off the event with a Kids Fun Run – allowing children between the ages of five and 12 years old to take one lap around the warning track before the 5K begins....
Registration will open in August at runyon5k.org. Participants can register for $40 through September 15th. The entry fee will increase to $50 from September 16th through October 15th, and to $60 from October 16th through November 5th or when capacity (4,000) is reached. The entry fee for the Kids Fun Run is $25. For additional registration details, visit www.runyon5k.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org ."
As you may or may not know, Bleeding Yankee Blue has a terrific relationship with the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, and we are happy to promote this event every year. Last year we spoke to Ambassador Brett Gardner about it:
Brett Gardner: They are a wonderful non-profit that is doing amazing work in the area of research to help end cancer. 100% of the funds raised go directly to research... I think all of us know someone who has battled and we need to work together and find a cure. My wife Jessica and I, spend time visiting with children and their families at the various children's hospitals. In fact, we were just at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital. We also are very active in the support of the Ronald McDonald House. We see far to many children with cancer and it does truly affect the entire family."
A few years ago, we also spoke with Roy White about it because he too was involved in the program:
Roy White: "... It is a great cause because everyone has someone close to them who has been affected. It is a great event they put on at Yankee Stadium so it was a win, win and a no brainer."
Mickey Rivers and Ron Blomberg also worked with us in promoting the program. We are lucky to be apart of such a great program!
So, be sure to check out the website and if you have the chops to run it, or you just want to raise money for cancer research or have your kids participate in this year's Fun Run, sign up and go for it.
Bleeding Yankee Blue supports this cause! It's an important one!
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