Frisco family-friendly fun run to benefit TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation
FRISCO, TX (September 30, 2014) On October 4th, the Frisco Square will be transformed into a Green Square for childhood cancer awareness. The 3rd Annual Color Me Green 5K & Caterpillar Dash benefiting TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation brings together childhood cancer, patient advocates, survivors, families and the community to raise awareness and funds to find a cure.
The Color Me Green 5k & Caterpillar Dash invites people of all different ages, shapes, and sizes to unite together under one color – Green. The event will kick off with a 7:30 a.m. registration and pre-race warm-up, along with a ‘get green’ tent. The Caterpillar Dash 1 mile fun run begins at 8 a.m. and the 5k at 8:30 a.m. A Green Party and Awards ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. with face painting, bounce house, snacks and music.
Entering the third year, TeamConnor expects to attract 500 runners and walkers this year while raising money for childhood cancer research. For more information, go to http://www.colormegreen5k.org .
Sponsors include Humana, Caliber Home Loans, Cook Children’s Physician Group, Group and Pension Administrators, Marchand & Rossi, LLP, Ray Chiropractic, Chris Vogeli and Joy and Tait Cruse.
TeamConnor hosts several events throughout the year to raise funds for childhood cancer research, including the Northwestern Mutual Clay Shoot November 6 and the III Forks Golf Classic & Auction Dinner on May 3-4, 2015. In addition, TeamConnor’s Coins for Kids with Cancer® program raises funds in schools, churches, offices and organizations to help fund childhood cancer research.
TeamConnor is the legacy of eight-year-old Connor Cruse of Frisco who lost his four-year battle with neuroblastoma in 2009. TeamConnor has awarded $1.6 Million in funding for childhood cancer research and patient programs across the country since 2008.
Worldwide, a child is diagnosed with cancer every three minutes. In the United States, cancer kills more children every year than AIDS, asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and congenital anomalies combined. Yet, the National Cancer Institute allocates less than four percent of its funds to pediatric cancer research. TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation is dedicated to serving families, building awareness, and raising funds for research to help cure childhood cancer.
For more information on how to join the fight against childhood cancer, please visit teamconnor.org or Facebook.com/TeamConnor.
Story and photos submitted by David Alvey.
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