The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) is gearing up for its 21st annual Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, And Kids Run on Sunday, March 17, 2019. This event is a true community favorite, family-friendly, high energy race day to raise money for pediatric cancer research. There are so many reasons our participants come out each year to run or walk the Reaching for the Cure. And we love hearing them! Even though each story is unique, every individual has one thing in common; they all want to be part of the solution and make a difference for kids fighting cancer.
Running for Community
Meet Alex, our Run4Hope Running Club Captain!
“Up until a few years ago I would never have considered myself a runner. Running a single mile was a monumental feat, let alone a number of miles! In 2016 my husband found a running club with an organization that supports his recently-diagnosed auto-immune disease. In an effort to get to know those involved in the run club & to build a family of love and support for David, I signed up for the half marathon that the team was training for. It was a huge leap for me. Each week, as another mile was added on to the training, I continued to worry I couldn’t make it through the mileage. And each week I surprised myself!
Last year one of my best friends and I were asked to lead a run club for PCRF. Running a half marathon was one major leap, leading others to do the same seemed out of reach. Each week the Run4Hope Club meet-ups became something I looked forward to, not so much to get my run in, but to see all the runners & build our mini-community. Within this community I’ve made so many friendships & have become so much stronger mentally and physically to pursue many more half marathons.
I run for the community that I get to enjoy!”
Make a Difference
Participating in the Reaching for the Cure event is greater than the miles ahead of you. Your race is saving lives. You can help us make a difference!
For more information about the Run4Hope Running club, visit: @run4hopeclub
To register for the Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Kids Run or make a donation, visit: www.reachingforthecure.org