The 2016 James 5k Race Series will feature five annual running events in central Ohio that will reach 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 these events reach more than $400,000 annually. 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.
Move MMORE 5k (9th Annual)
June 4, 2016
Contact: Annie Nelson
The 9th annual MoveMMORE 5k & 1 Mile Run/Walk hosted by Multiple Myeloma Opportunities for Research & Education (MMORE) will take place Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Wolfe Park. Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer in the bone marrow with approximately 60,000 patients in the United States. Annually, there are 25,000 new patients diagnosed. There is no cure and 12,000 people die every year. MoveMMORE is a family friendly, community-wide event open to runners and walkers of all abilities. For further information about the 5k & 1 Mile Run/Walk, please visit our web site www.mmore.org, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-486-4240.
Jack Roth Rock and Roll Run (11th Annual)
June 5, 2016
Bexley High School
Contact: Janice Roth
The annual Jack Roth 5K Rock & Run/Walk is filled with family-friendly activities such as face painting, bounce houses, track dash for kids, food and music. The race takes more than 500 runners and walkers through central Bexley’s beautiful neighborhoods and finishes on the track at the high school. Proceeds from the 2014 event benefit the Jack Roth Memorial Fund and ground breaking lung cancer research efforts led by David Carbone, MD, PhD. Additional proceeds from the event will support Camp Netaim, a program in Israel that Roth was passionate for that helps children with special needs.
CLunger Beats 5000 (4th Annual)
August 28, 2016
Contact: Mike Luong
CLunger Beats 5000 is held each year in memory of Cory Lunger and his courageous battle against acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). When Cory Lunger started this endeavor in March 2013, his goal was to raise $10,000 a year for five years. In its first two years the event has raised over $45,000!
Steps for Sarcoma (7th Annual)
September 18, 2016
Chemical Abstracts Services
Contact: Martha Crist
More than 1,200 participants and dogs gather to support the annual Steps for Sarcoma 5K walk/run, a family and pet-friendly event. The event includes survivor photos, face painting, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. Steps for Sarcoma has become the largest run/walk in the nation for sarcoma support. Joel Mayerson, MD, and Thomas Scharschmidt, MD, share how the proceeds raised by the event will be used for sarcoma research and patient care at the OSUCCC – James. Sarcoma is a rare form of soft tissue or bone cancer that accounts for about 10 percent of childhood cancers and less than 1 percent of adult malignancies. Soft tissue sarcomas account for about 15 percent of tumors in dogs.
Columbus Donut Run
October 30, 2016
Contact: Dee Merrick
The newest addition to the James 5k Race Series, The Donut Run is an annual 5k running and walking event to benefit the Joan’s Foundation for Head and Neck Cancer Research. All participants will receive a limited edition Columbus Donut Run tri-blend t-shirt and a half dozen donuts. Participants can enjoy donut holes at every kilometer, and donuts and Starbucks coffee at the finish line. The Columbus Donut Run has no paid employees to ensure all funds are allocated either to head and neck cancer research or the operations of the Joan’s Foundation.
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