Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Run for a Cause - Renaissance Race Against Cancer

6th Annual Renaissance Race Against Cancer
Saturday – June 11th, 2016

Renaissance Race Against Cancer first started back in 2011. Two Renaissance employees, Dodie Berard and Cynde Krug, who lost their battles with cancer in late 2010, inspired the race. As more and more of our co-workers, friends, and neighbors are diagnosed with this disease, the annual race provides an ongoing opportunity for all participants to honor and support friends and loved ones also affected. All proceeds from the event provide much-needed resources to the Patient Care Fund at the Aspirus UW Cancer Center Riverview. This fund helps local cancer patients by removing barriers that might otherwise restrict access to the life-saving treatment everyone deserves. It provides assistance in the form of gas cards to allow patients to get to and from treatment, co-pays for medicine, necessary supplies not covered by insurance, and even things like replacement hot-water heaters if needed.

Last year, nearly 700 participants and 125 volunteers took part in the Renaissance Race Against Cancer, raising $28,000 for the Cancer Patient Fund at the UW Cancer Center Riverview. This year, we hope to do even more.  We are excited to announce that not only will we have a 5K Run/Walk this year, but we are adding a 10K Run as well. The Cancer Patient Fund has no administrative expenses and no overhead. Money raised at the race goes directly to local cancer patients, and it truly makes a difference. We hope you will be able to join us at this event to run or walk on Saturday, June 11th. Follow the race on Facebook or Twitter to keep up on the latest news. 

6th Annual Renaissance Race Against Cancer Details
7:00am – 8:30am               Race Day Registration
8:30am                   FREE Kids Quarter Mile Run
9am                                             10K Race Starts
9:15am                                          5K Race Starts

Must register by 5/13/2016 in order to be guaranteed a t-shirt on race day

5K Run/Walk        $25 ($30 after 5/20/2016)
10K Run              $30 ($35 after 5/20/2016)

Customize Your Race T-shirt
Your race T-shirt features a space on the back to dedicate your participation to family members or friends that may have battled cancer. Under the main tent near the registration table, you may customize your shirt with the provided markers.

Food & Beverages
Refreshments for participants will be available after the race under the main tent. Kiwanis will sell food and drinks with all proceeds going to Aspirus UW Cancer Center Patient Care Fund.

Memory Board
We invite you to share pictures and written memories of family members and friends a ected by cancer on our Memory Board, located under the main tents. If you’d like your photos back, please retrieve them by 11:30 a.m.

Door Prize Drawing
After finishing the race, stop under the main tent a t our Door Prize table to check if you’ve won a door prize. Door prizes will be drawn by bib number. Please present your bib number to the attendant in order to claim your prize.

Safety Reminder
For everyone’s safety, bicycles, inline skates, skateboards, and pets will be prohibited on the course. Please be aware of your surroundings and watch for vehicles and other participants on the course. Baby joggers/strollers are welcome, but please line up well behind the start line near the back of the crowd.
First Aid: Ambulance service and medical personnel will be available to give emergency care, as well as tend to non-critical injuries at the finish line. Please consult a race volunteer or a police officer if you need assistance.
Spectator Viewing: Family and friends may cheer participants on at the start and finish line.

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