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July 10, 2016

Dear Runners,

Welcome to our 11th Annual Running from Cancer Race! We are so thrilled to have a new date, new location, new course, new time and some changes to our races offered. We have chosed to continue with our Half Marathon and 5k and of course our famous Disney 1K and Disney Dash. Chanigng the Half Marathon to September makes this an awesome "unofficial" tune up for the Detroit Free Press.

Registration is open online through Race Roster. We will also have late registration at the Running Factor September 10 and race day September 11 at Lakewood Park. Our first 500 participants receive a drawstring bag! Don't miss out! Get signed up at the early bird pricing today!

Cheers
The Race Crew



March 31, 2015

Dear Runners,

Welcome to the 10th anniversary of the Running From Cancer Race. Can’t believe it has been 10 years already !! Registration is now open !!! Planning a cool tech t-shirt for this years’ race so please register before July 10/2015 to get a shirt . There will be awesome Disney medals for the children and awards for the first male and female in each age categories for all other races, as well there will be prizes for the 1st female and male overall in each race. Looking forward to another fantastic year !!!

Happy Running!
The Race Crew



July 30, 2014

Dear Runners,Volunteers,and Sponsors,

Thank you all for participating in the Running From Cancer 2014 Race. We were blessed with great weather, a good turn out of participants, fantastic volunteers and sponsors!

Runners, we know that there are a ton of races out there, and want you to know how much we appreciate you choosing our event! It is our continued commitment to provide an event that is both challenging for the seasoned athlete, comfortable for the first time racer and family friendly! We love to see the little children out racing , giving them an early start to a healthy lifestyle! We look forward to seeing you next year sunday July 26, 2015.

Thank you so much to our generous sponsors; Johnny's Car Wash, Dominos Pizza, Wolverine Freight Systems, Guardian Pharmacy, Sobey`s, Tim Horton`s, The Loaring Physiotherapy Centre and The Running Factory. We sincerely appreciate your generosity. There are so many community events, asking companies to contribute, that we want you to know how grateful we are you chose us! Our goal is to raise more for the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre and Windsor Regional Hospital inpt, oncology unit. We want to give to our own community, one day we may be helping someone in our own family. Thanks again for your continued support.

Thank you to the most amazing fantastic volunteers ! You all make the event the success that it is. It is the kindness, efficient, dedicated, reliable , happy way you interact with the participants that make the RFC stand out from other races! You rock!! Look forward to having you back sunday July 26, 2015 !!

Our event went off so smoothly, no glitches, people were happy and enjoying the morning! As a race director I feel a sense of success, receiving such positive feedback, seeing such happy families, children having fun . Though our number of participants were not as high as other years, and the money we raised not as high as other years, people leaving with positive things to say and thanking my husband and I for such a great race is worth more than money! !! Please come out and join us sunday July 26, 2015 for our 10th Anniversary RFC Race !!!

The Race Crew



July 14, 2014

Dear Runners, Almost time for the 2014 RFC Race. Things are all set and should be a great race! WE are very excited about the awesome tech shirts for this year’s event. And to answer a big question……………………………..YES………………………….there will be medals for all finishers!

For the Disney 1K and Disney Dash there will also be adorable new medals and t-shirts !!!

Welcome new sponsor; Thompson Guardian Pharmacy, so glad you have joined our team! Thank you also to all our other sponsor!! Look forward to seeing everybody SUNDAY JULY 20, 2014 !!!!!!!

The Race Crew



October 4,2013

Dear Runners

Another successful year for the RFC , raising a fantastic total of $11,000.00!!!!! The money will be shared between Windsor Regional Cancer Centre and the inpt. Oncology unit of Windsor Regional Hospital. We would like to thank all our sponsors, Johnny’s Gas Bar, Wolverine Freight Systems, Windsor Smiles Dental Office, The Running Factory, New Balance Store, Knights of Columbus, Dominos Pizza, The Loaring Physiotherapy Centre and Tim Hortons. Without your contributions, our fund raising goals would not be achievable. We sincerely appreciate your support and look forward to having you back next year for the 9th Annual Running From Cancer Race.

A huge thank you to all our awesome volunteers for making the event run smoothly, and safely for all the participants. It takes many people to along the course, in registration, setting up the site, running the water stations and cleaning up the area. Your help is so appreciated to us and the runners who truly benefit from your support! WE really hand pick our volunteers and are so proud of the awesome job done, it’s what makes this race special!!! Thanks you all and we’ll see you again next July!!

We would also like to thank the runners who came out and participated in the 8th Annual RFC. There are many races in town but by participating in the RFC you help cancer patients locally!!! The money we raise stays here in Windsor helping our relatives, friends and neighbours! Kudos to all our runners!!!

All the best, see everyone next July!

Happy Running
The Race Crew



June 21, 2013

Dear Runners,
We are so thrilled to announce a new sponsor to the Running From Cancer Crew; welcome WINDSOR SMILES DENTAL OFFICE !!!!! It is with great pleasure we accept the donation from Dr. Berthiuame and Dr. Anderson. The running enthusiasts at Windsor Smiles have not only decided to participate in the 8th Annual RFC, they have become GOLD Sponsors!!! We appreciate having your dental office on board and look forward to working with you.

Happy Training
The Race Crew



May 8, 2013

Welcome Runners to our 8th Annual Running From Cancer Race, The RFC is scheduled for Sunday July 28, 2013 at the Tecumseh Arena, the half marathon will start at 0700, 10K and 5K will start at 0800, the Disney 1K and Disney Dash will start at 0900 or shortly there after, followed by our awards ceremony. There are no changes with the course routes or start times. We are looking forward to another exciting race this July and raising $$$$$$$ for the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre and Windsor Regional Hospital, oncology program.

We will update the you in the very near future with a t-shirt description and let you know which races will be receiving medals. Stay tuned !!!!!

The Race Crew



July 31, 2012

Dear Runners, Thank you for participating in the 2012 Running From Cancer Race. Your support will make a difference locally at the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre, Windsor Regional Hospital Oncology Unit and TB2. There are several races out there, we appreciate your participation and will look forward to seeing you next year.

We are saddened by the collapse of an avid runner, Antonio DiDomenico, who has participated in all of the 7 annual Running From Cancer races. We have been in contact with his family and they are hopefully he will recover. For now, we will keep Antonio and his family in our prayers and know the running community are all offering support. We would like to acknowledge 2 runners , ( I'm certain there are more), Jeremy Soulliere and Bernie Collins for their immediate life saving care initiated on the run course. Truly heroic !!!! Thanks for all you did Sunday!!!

Thank you to all our extraordinary volunteers!! You have all done such a great job from our course crew, registration team, MC, marshals, aide stations, cyclists, Disney characters, neighbours, family and friends, job well done!!!!!! Thank you for your enthusiasms and energy making the Running From Cancer race a success. We look forward to you help next year.

Thank you to our sponsors; South West Fuels, WFS, Johnny's Gas Bar, Dr. Adam McIndoo, Windsor Mold Group, Sobey's, The Loaring Physiotherpy Team, Knights of Columbus, The Running Factory, New Balance Store and Tim Hortons! Your contribution to the Running From Cancer Race is greatly appreciated. We do look forward to you support next year.

We do not have a final number of money raised, our online donations are still coming in!!!!!!

Thank you
The Race Crew



July 10, 2012

Dear Runners It is now July, that means soon time for the "hottest" half marathon around………………The 7th annual Running From Cancer half marathon, 10K, 5K, Disney 1K and Disney Dash July 29, 2012. A reminder to all those planning to participate, t-shirts will be available ONLY for those who PRE-Register by July 15/12 , which is 2 weeks away!!! Don't delay and miss out on the awesome black technical t-shirt!!!! We are looking forward to another great race!!!! See you July 29th!!!!!

The Race Crew



April 13, 2012

Welcome Runners to the 7th annual RFC Race

We are looking forward to another exciting year for the Running From Cancer half marathon, 10k, 5K kids 1K and kids Disney Dash. The date this year will be a steamy July 29, 2012 the hottest half marathon around!!! Don't let the heat worry you, we will, and always do have plenty of water along the course. Proceeds from this event go to support the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre and Windsor Regional Hospital, Oncology Unit. The RFC crew are excited to announce that we will be sponsoring Transition 2 Betterness . T2B are well known in our community for their work providing comfort and compassion to cancer patients and their families. The RFC has pledged our support for T2B over the next 5 years, and feel confident their goals are well aligned with ours in the need to support our "local " cancer patients and families.

This year all the Running Factory races will be providing t-shirts ONLY to those who pre-register for each event. This means you must register online or in person at the Running Factory on or before EARLY registration cut off July 14/12 to guarantee a t- shirt. The cost of late registration and day of registration will remain the same but will NOT include a t-shirt. So do not delay and miss out on our awesome technical t-shirts.

New for the RFC this year will be single use chip timing. A real treat from the re-usable ankle straps of past years. We will give you more info on these on the day before the event and race day.

Last year the RFC became the 1st race locally to become Ontario certified and USATF certified. This means the half marathon has been officially measured and certified both in Ontario and in the USA. Our half marathon can be used as a qualifier for any race that requires a qualifying time.

Congrats to all runners who participated in the ATB 30k last weekend in Hamilton!!! Great job !!! We wish everyone great luck in all your races this year. We hope 2012 will be another great season for raising " BIG " dollars for cancer and running!!!

The Race Crew


July 25, 2011

Another huge success................... Thank you everyone! All our amazing volunteers who worked so hard with such enthusism, we could not put this event on without your help. Saide and I sincerely want to thank you and share with you how proud we are of the RFC volunteers. You make the race special!

Thank you to all who participated in this event. We appreciate your support and look forward to having you back next year.

We are still counting the money, but things are looking very promising for another substantial donation to the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre and Windsor Regional Hospital Oncology program. We will update you with a total when available .

Also keep posted for the photo gallery to be updated!!!!! Some cool pics!!

Maria Eid


July 13, 2011

Dear Runners,
Exciting news for the 6th Annual Running From Cancer Race.........................We will now be an officiallly certified Canadian course and a USATF certified course as well. This means this course will be an official qualifier for any Canadian or American Race.

Remember technical shirts will be available for PRE-registered runners only!!! Don't worry there is still time to register!

Proceeds from this event support the Cancer Centre Foundation and Windsor Regional Hospital Inpatient Oncology program. We keep the money earned "local " helping our own families, friends, neighbors and co-workers. I would like to acknowlege the tremendous support from the staff at the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre. The water stops are unique, because they are all staff from the Cancer Centre . Thanks to my co-workers for all your help!

1K " The Pharmacy"

2.5K "The radiation Therapists"

5K " The Dieticians"

6K "The Foundation"

8K " The Clinical Trials "

10.5K "The Nurses"

Looking forward to another awesome race................ with no rain , I pray!!

The Race Crew


May 2, 2011

Dear Runners,
May is finally here, that means better weather is here to stay. Congrats to all the Windsor and Essex County runners who participated in
the Boston Marathon. Way-to-go!!!! Also good luck to all runners doing a spring marathon!! Our on-line registration is now open just
waiting for you to sign up!! Please check the website from time to time for updates on the RFC and other events coming up.

We are excited to have Windsor Mold group join the Running from Cancer team. Thank you Windsor Mold Group we are thrilled to have you as a new sponsor.

Other news , the RFC can be used as a qualifier for the NY City marathon. Just forward them the link to our results highlight your time and that will work! Nice to know for anybody looking forward to the NY marathon.


Happy Running!!
Maria Eid


January 24, 2011

Dear Runners,
Welcome to our 6th annual Running From Cancer Race. Normally you will always find us on the last sunday of every July... except this year.
To avoid the long weekend of August we decided to move the race forward...July 24, 2011.

The times, location and routes will all remain the same. We are looking forward to another exciting year and will contiue to update you.
We do respond to all emails, so feel free if you have any questions or comments.

Hope you outdoor winter runners are enduring the cold safely, remember layers, layers layers! Before long spring will be here.

Happy running!!
The Race Crew


July 28, 2010

Hi everyone,

Thank you to all who participated in the RFC 2010 race. The weather was not in our favour this year infact it was down right
miserable. We felt bad for all those who stood out in the rain at the corners and on the water stops. You guys were troopers!!!
Thank you and I know the athletes appreciated your support. We hope all of our volunteers come out and join next July 31, 2011!!

To all our runners you were awesome, and there were some pretty good times out there as well. I guess we take the good weather
with the bad, but I seriously hope next year will be better. Thank you for coming out, and to those who have raised pledge money,
a very special thank you from the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre and Windsor Regional Hospital ( oncology program).
Every dollar helps, and we sincerely appreciate your support.

Look forward to seeing you again in 2011!!!

Maria and Saide Eid


July 20, 2010

Welcome Runners ,

Plans are all set for the 2010 Running From Cancer Race. The on line registration will end Friday July 23 but you can still sign up at the
Running Factory Saturday also race morning. Race Kit pick up is available Saturday July 24th from 9:30 - 4:00 pm at the Running Factory ,
but do not forget to pick up your chip time Sunday morning.

There will be plenty of water stops, along the course, also a fire hose just before the 8K marker. Be, prepared, there could be some soakers out there!! Our famous Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast and Tim Hortons goodies are always a hit after a hard run.

Kids, kids, kids you will not want to miss this opportunity to run with your favourite Disney Character. Our Disney friends have been arriving from Disney World to run on Sunday with the children. Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Buzz Light Year, Belle, Spiderman and many more have
all been training hard and are looking forward to meeting you. It also happens to be Cinderella's birthday Sunday, so we will be having
birthday cake and fireworks to make her feel right at home.

The weather forecast is also looking perfect for Sunday morning!! We look forward to seeing you all Sunday!!!

The Race Crew


February 22, 2010

Dear Runners,
Welcome back to our 5th annual Run From Cancer Race. All events; the 5K, 10K , half marathon, Disney 1K and Disney Dash will be offered and follow the same format as previous years.
The half marathon will start at 0700, the 10K and 5K will start at 0800 and the Disney races will be at 0900. The Disney characters have been training all winter and really looking forward to racing with the children this summer!

Our 2010 brochures will be available from the Running Factory also on our website within the next 2 weeks. Also our on line registration will open soon. Stay tuned for more updates!!!
Happy Running
Maria


July 16, 2009

Dear Runners,

Well it is almost time for the 4th annual Running From Cancer Race.  Plans are all coming together, the course has recently been re-marked, signs are out , heat is up and the entries are rolling in.  We have a few new things to report, this year for the first time we will be going with a technical t-shirt.  I am sure you will enjoy wearing them, everywhere!!  For the children racing, we have a special treat.......10 Disney Characters will be on hand to meet the children and run the Disney Dash and Disney 1K.  Rumor has it, they have been training!!
 
We will have a special side celebration at the race for Cinderella, who will be celebrating her  "19th"  birthday.  She will be attending a special celebration in Downtown Disney, (" Windsor") the evening before.  She has assured us this recent plan and late night festivities will not affect her goal to run the Disney 1K with the children.
 
As always there will be plenty of water stops, every K ,and several volunteers to look after you.  The K of C in Tecumseh will be donating a pancake breakfast so work up a great appetite!  Race kit pick-up will be available from the Running Factory saturday July 25/09 from 1000 - 1600.
 
Last, I will ask that you bring an extra loonie or toonie to donate towards St. Anne's Parish restoration fund.  We are in desparate need to raise enough money to keep the bells ringing in Tecumseh.


April 24, 2009

Dear Runners,
 
As promised our 4th annual race will be very exciting.  Our kids dash and 1K will now be called the................. " Disney Dash"  and the " DIsney 1K ". Joining the children's events this year will be some special disney characters, who have been training hard to race.  Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Buzz Light Year,  Spiderman are a few of the Disney friends who will be racing with the children this summer. It will be FUN FUN FUN!!
 
The Running From Cancer Committee is also planning a pasta benefit, June 3, 2009 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm at the Ciociaro Club.  The pasta benefit will be the kick-off for the 4th ANNUAL RUNNING FROM CANCER, and will feature a sneak visit from Disney World. Let anyone with children know this pasta benefit will be fun for families, with raffles and door prizes and of-course, our DISNEY CHARACTERS!
 
Proceeds from the Pasta Benefit will also go to support the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre & Windsor Regional Hospital - Oncology Program. 
 
Tickets for the Pasta Benefit are available at the Running Factory.
 
Happy Running
Maria Eid




February 4, 2009


Dear Runners,

Welcome to the 4th annual Running From Cancer Race. Our event plans are getting underway with our continued promise to make this a unique and fun race! I hope you are all surviving (injury free) this extremely cool and snowy winter. Look on the bright side, according to the groundhogs there is only 6 more weeks until spring! Keep looking ahead...........

Happy running
Race Crew

 


 

July 30, 2008

Dear Runners,

Running >From Cancer has done it again................................over 20,000.00 and money is still coming in! It's awesome to see the incredible support from our community! We sincerely appreciate your generousity! We had a fantastic turn out........................... over 500 participants, 100 volunteers and perfect weather! We were so excited to add the childrens races, and even more thrilled watching them come through the finish line. They were absolutely precious!

Thanks to all of you who collected donations. Every dollar counts, your dedication to raising pledges is greatly appreciated. Donations over $ 20.00 will receive a tax receipt within the next 2 months.

Thank you to all of our sponsors, having your support makes it possible to have a successful event. We also enjoy and look forward to you coming out to race. Your presence adds a personal touch and shows the community your committment to supporting the oncology program of Windsor Regional Hospital and The Windsor Regional Cancer Centre.

To our family, friends and neighbors, words cannot possibly express how grateful we are to have your help! It takes many people to make an event a success. Every volunteer played an huge role in making the the 3rd annual Running From Cancer Race the biggest and best, so far!!

Thanks everyone! I look forward to seeing you all back July 26, 2009!
Maria Eid




July 24, 2008


Dear Runners,

Things are all set for the 3rd annual Running From Cancer race this sunday. The weather is also cooperating, the forecast is 80, clear & sunny with no humidity! Perfect for RUNNING!!!

A reminder there is water at EVERY K and there will also be infinit at alternating water stops.

Race kit pick up is at the Running Factory, saturday July 26/08 from 10:00-4:00

We look forward to making this a great race for you!!

Rest and Relax!

See you sunday
Maria




July 21, 2008


Dear Runners,

Just over 1 week until the 3rd annual RFC Race!! Wow time is flying!!! Don't forget to register to guarantee a shirt!

Big News................The RFC Race will now support the Windsor Regional Hospital (oncology program ) as well as the Cancer Centre. The inpatient and out patient oncology programs work in unison, and we feel stronger that our proceeds support both.

We would like to thank Ron Foster and Gisele Sullens for their enthusiasm and support in our endeavour. The kick-off announcement with the event organizers, Shelley McKee, myself Maria Eid and one of our sponsors, Darcy Haggith of Infinit Nutrition, did a 100 mile bike ride in the lobby of Met hospital to raise awareness and money for the event.

The 100 mile ride was a great success and a lot of fun. Thank you to all who came out to support the ride.

See you all soon!
Happy Running!!




June 27, 2008


Hi Everyone,

Can't believe it's all most July, already! Well I'm sure you know the brochures are out at various locations; The Running Factory, New balance, The Cancer Centre also Met Hospital, Sobey's St Clair Beach, Mercedes Benz and Johnny's Gas Bar in Leamington.

I'd like to Thank Kelly and Marc for graciously allowing us to use their picture for our brochures. I can't forget, Brad and Darcy on the inside cover of the brochure. Thanks to all of you !!!!Keep posted for new updates through out July. Lots of exciting things planned for the next few weeks !

Keep running!
The Race Crew




February 19, 2008


Hey Runners!

Hope training is going well and preparations are well underway for the first race of the season, the Spring Thaw, on March 2nd.

Personally, we have made two exciting adaptations to our own race. We are now the fifth race in the Running Factory Race series and are looking forward to welcoming many first time Running From Cancer racers. Also, we have added a Kid's Dash for our junior athletes.

As a quick note, the Running From Cancer Race will start with the half marathon at 07:00 am on July 27, 2008, not 08:00am as advertised in the Running Factory brochure.

Keep watching for updates, and happy training!

The Race Crew.


December 20, 2007

Dear Runners,

We have some exciting news!!!!!! The Running From Cancer Race has joined the Running Factory Race Series and will now become the only half marathon in the series. We will also be adding a" Kids Dash" to encourage and promote participation of all ages!! Watch for more information in the new year with these exciting new changes!!!!!

If you are still searching for that gift for someone with everything, there's still time to order your Infinit Nutrition gift cards, visit their website @ www.infinitnutrition.ca

Once again the Holidays are here!!! Time for families, friends, fun and of course.......................winter running!!!! Whatever you are planning for this holiday season, I hope you take time to rejoice, reflect and regroup. Plan to hit your goals and live for your dreams!!!

Have a Very Merry Christmas Everyone

The Running From Cancer Crew


Monday, July, 30, 2007

Congratulations Runners!

I would like to thank all the runners and walkers who participated in the 2nd Annual Running from Cancer Race. You are all awesome! It is wonderful to have this kind of spirit in our community, people like yourselves willing to race in support of our Windsor Regional Cancer Centre. We have raised over & 21,500.00 and donations are still coming in!!!!! Amazing!!!! You have all contributed to this total, and we sincerely want to thank you. We look forward to having you all back next year July 27, 2008!

I would also like to thank our sponsors especially our lead sponsors Johnny's Gas Bar and Mercedes-Benz for their support and participation. This is the very essence of a strong community!! You deserve participation medals for sure! Without your help and participation we could not succeed. To my husband  Saide,  from Johnny's Gas Bar a very special thank you for all you have done.  Hopefully all our sponsors will be back once again next year.

Finally, I would like to thank all our volunteers!!! Without you we could not put this race together. It is the many behind the scene things that have you have done that  makes this race special. Your efforts are sincerely appreciated! Thank you, all of you, we look forward to next July 27, 2008!!




Monday, July, 09, 2007

Running From Cancer

Dear Fellow Runners,

It is now July!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and that means......................... almost time for the 2nd annual Running From Cancer Race!!!  Hopefully training is going well for all.  We have a couple of updates for you;

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  1. A frequently asked question:  Do I need to register early if I have over $ 100.00 in pledge money? 
    The answer,  Yes.  Simply tear off the registration portion and indicate you are over 100.00 in pledge incentives.
    The Late fee does NOT apply if you are over 100.00 in pledge money.

  2. GREAT NEWS!!
    Thanks to Overseas Motors, Mercedes-Benz for donating an amazing Devinci Mountain bIKe that will be raffled off on race day July 29/07.  If you would like to purchase tickest now you may do so  by contacting Nancy Gibbons from the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre  Foundation 253 3191 ext. 58506. 
    Don't forget to bring extra money for your raffle tickets race day.
Happy Training
Maria Eid




Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Running From Cancer

Dear Runners,

Welcome to the second annual Running From Cancer Race. Plans a re well underway for this year's event. With a few changes, we hope to accommodate the needs and concerns of our athletes. I sincerely apologize for the delay and inconsistency of our previous website. Thanks to the creative design team at Mainstream Marketing, we can finally provide a new and improved site.

With the success of year 1 we have our work cut out for us.. Having a half marathon the last Sunday of every July means heat....lots of heat!!!!!! This year our half marathon will start 1 hour earlier, 0700. The 10k, 5k and Walk Around The Block will all start at 0800. There will also be more aide stations, the exact locations will be posted in our Race Course Link in the next few months.

Great News!! The Running From Cancer Race will be exclusively supplied by Infinit Nutrition Product! This is a premium quality sport drink that allows athletes the ability to customize their product to best suit their metabolic needs. Manufactured here in Ontario, the president, Darcy Haggith will be available at the race with additional information on this amazing product.
You can also visit their website @ www.infinitnutrition.ca

Hopefully training is going well, better weather is coming...Thank God!!




Monday, July 31, 2006

Running From Cancer

Dear Fellow Runners,

Great Job to all the athletes who participated in today's first anual Running From Cancer 5k, 10k. half marathon and walk around the block Race.

We sincerely hope that you have enjoyed race, and we look forward to seeing you next year, July 29/ 2007. Results are available @ chiptimeresults and hopefully later today on our site.

I would also like to thank all our volunteers for their awesome job, the enthusiastic, positive energy they all had really made the this race special. We would be delighted to have you all back next year.

The money raised from all the hard work of the athletes and volunteers has surpassed my expectations!! The un-official total because money is still coming in just under $ 20,000.00!!!!!

WOW, this is unbelievable!! Fantasic job everyone!

My sincere THANKS to all!!

Maria Eid




Thursday, March 23, 2006

Running From Cancer

A letter from the Race Directors:

The Windsor Essex County Cancer Centre Foundation is the fundraising arm for the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre. The funds raised go to support patient programs and equipment at the Cancer Centre. We are ecstatic to introduce to the residents of Windsor and Essex County a brand new race entitled ‘Running From Cancer’, Tecumseh’s 1st annual 5k, 10k, ½ marathon and walk around the block. This is a new race being added to the local race circuit. Our goal is to provide a challenging and fun filled family event while raising much-needed funds for our own Cancer Centre. All abilities are encouraged, from the elite athletes to the occasional walkers. Because cancer will inevitably touch all or our lives we anticipate the effects of this race to be monumental and life changing. In the past five years there has been a 47% increase in visits to our Centre. Last year almost 58,000 people came to our Centre for help. In this, our inaugural year we hope to have over 250 participants and volunteers.

All proceeds raised from the ‘Running From Cancer’ event will go towards:

  1. Ensuring that our medical staff keep up to date with the most current state of the art technology and equipment.
  2. Provide for continued funding for our clinical trials team and their ongoing research regarding cancer issues.
  3. Promoting the utmost quality of care with respect and dignity for our patients and their families.
     
Maria Eid
Race Chair
Shelley Mckee
Race Director
Dennis Masse
Course Director





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