James 5k Race Series

The 2016 James 5k Race Series wrapped up on October 30 with the completion of the last of our five annual running events in central Ohio. The series reached more than 5,000 participants, friends and family members. Proceeds from these races benefit five different areas of cancer research including multiple myeloma, lung, leukemia, sarcoma and head and neck cancers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Proceeds from the 2016 events exceeded $300,000. The James 5k Race Series was established in 2014 to support these races by increasing awareness, dollars and participants and will continue to grow in all aspects as we add new races in future years. Stay tuned for information about the 2017 races!

On June 4, 2016 MMORE hosted MoveMMORE’s 9th 5K Run/Walk at Wolfe Park in Bexley, Oh. This year, they had more supporters than ever with 850 participants and a record breaking year of myeloma survivors in attendance! MoveMMORE Run/Walk brings families, friends and survivors together to show support for multiple myeloma. The Run/Walk was created by MMORE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to raising awareness and funds for multiple myeloma cancer research through fun and inspiring community events. MMORE was founded by Nancy Kaufmann and Steve Fink when their daughter, Sarah, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer, in 2005 at the age of 22. The race raced more than $81,000 this year for multiple myeloma research at the OSUCCC – James. To date, MMORE has raised over $3.2 million in multiple myeloma research through their annual MoveMMORE 5K Run/Walk and MMORE Gala.

Jack Roth Rock and Roll Run

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 12th Annual Walk/Run!

June 4, 2017

Bexley High School

Bexley, Ohio

Contact: Janice Roth

Jack Roth 5K Rock “N” Run hosted its 11th annual event at Bexley High School on June 5, 2016. Pelotonia’s CEO, Doug Ulman was this year’s honorary race chair and got the event started off with remarks before the runners took off through a run through Bexley’s beautiful neighborhoods. This year, Jack Roth had over 20 marketplace vendors featuring food, health, and wellness vendors. They also had kid friendly activities such as face painting, balloon making, glitter tattoos and a bouncy house. The day included Max’s Track Dash for the kids to join in the fun. Jack Roth 5K Rock “N” Run raised $50,000 to benefit the Jack Roth Fund, created to promote the vital research and treatment necessary to combat lung cancer at the OSUCCC – James. Additional funds support Camp Netaim, a program in Israel for children with special needs.

To learn more please visit: www.jackrothfund.com

CLunger Beats 5000

Contact: Mike Luong

The 4th annual CLunger Beats 5000 was held on August 28, 2016, at the Ohio Stadium. Race day was a perfect morning with sunshine and great music to get the runners into gear. Over 600 participants enjoyed the scenic campus run around the stadium. The day included food trucks, a DJ, the music group FBA, and shirts and memorabilia for sale while helping raise awareness and funds for Cory Lunger Cancer Research Memorial Fund at the OSUCCC – James. The Run/Walk was created in memory of Cory Lunger and his courageous battle against Adult Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). This year the race raised over $27,000. To date, CLunger Beats has raised more than $100,000.

To learn more please visit: www.clungerbeats5000.com

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Steps for Sarcoma

Contact: Martha Crist

Steps for Sarcoma held their 7th annual 5K Run/Walk on September 18, 2016. This year, the Run/Walk was held at Chemical Abstract Services. The change of location proved to be a great space for a record breaking attendance of over 1,500 participants and 73 teams. Each year, families, friends, supporters and dogs join together to raise awareness and funds for sarcoma research and help Steps for Sarcoma continue their legacy of being one of the largest sarcoma races in the nation! Steps for Sarcoma raised more than $107,000 this year through race registration, food sales, silent auction, raffle items and donations. To date, more than $700,000 has been raised through Steps for Sarcoma to benefit orthopedic sarcoma research at the OSUCCC – James.

To learn more please visit: www.stepsforsarcomaevent.com


Columbus Donut Run


Contact: Dee Merrick

The 3rd annual Columbus Donut Run was held on October 30, 3016 at Genoa Park in Columbus, OH. This annual 5K Run/Walk benefits the Joan’s Foundation for Head and Neck Cancer Research. This year, the Run had a record breaking attendance of 2,300 participants and raised over $30,000 for the Foundation at the OSUCCC–James. Participants received a limited edition Columbus Donut Run shirt and a half dozen donuts. At every kilometer, donut holes were served and once the participants crossed the finish line they could help themselves to more donuts and Starbucks coffee. Joan’s Foundation was created in memory of Joan Levy Bisesi, who at the age of 29, developed head and neck cancer. The fund was created shortly before Joan passed away, 6 years later from the terrible disease. To date, more than $860,000 has been raised for Joan’s Fund to support head and neck research at the OSUCCC – James. Joan’s Foundation was created in 2010 and is dedicated solely to support head and neck oncology fundraising efforts, education, awareness and survivorship.

To learn more please visit: www.joansfoundation.org/donutrun

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