Thanks to everyone who contributed money towards my fundraiser for the MMRF, together, our team raised over $3000 to help find a cure. And rest assured that your money went to a good cause, the MMRF has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the research grant program has received approval from the National Cancer Institute, and it meets the Wise Giving Alliance standard set by the Better Business Bureau. Even though it rained all week prior to the event, Sunday morning was spectacular in St. Paul, cool and clear, perfect weather for a 5K hike around Lake Phalen. I think the organizers were a bit overwhelmed, this was only the second year that they've held the event, and they ran out of some things, like the T-Shirts for participants. I think they had more same-day registrations than they were expecting, and there was a much bigger crowd than we were expecting. My dad, and the other "patients" were given teal green shirts and race numbers to wear, so that everyone else could cheer them on.
Thanks again to everyone, and hopefully next year more of you can join us in St. Paul, or participate in one of the other Races for Research being held in the following cities:
San Francisco, CA Boston, MA Cleveland, OH New Canaan, CT Seattle, WA Philadelphia, PA Atlanta, GA Washington, DC Chicago, IL Phoenix, AZ