6th Annual The Gift of Life and Breath Presented by AMC Cancer Fund

6th Annual The Gift of Life and Breath Presented by AMC Cancer Fund

May 19, 2012  @ 8:00 am

Address:

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO    view map

Registration closed:

Online registration is closed. Registration will be open at the event if you would like to join us! Please note that you may still donate through this site by clicking the "Donate/Fundraise" tab.

Description:

This event benefits the University of Colorado Cancer Center. RACE RESULTS (copy & past link into browser) http://my1.raceresult.com/details/index.php?page=4&eventid=11141&lang=en With a direct focus on the early detection of lung cancer, The Gift of Life and Breath is a 5k run/walk organized to provide research support and public awareness for early lung cancer detection. Join us with over 1,000 runners and walkers and we help give the gift of life and breath!

Fundraising:

The single biggest obstacle in advancing research for the early detection of lung cancer is financial support. Private gifts make it possible to accelerate the rate at which researchers can pursue their work. Support of this nature allows scientists to test new theories that otherwise cannot be explored. This initial research often leads to them receiving larger grants that allow them to continue their efforts. Your gift could mean the difference between life and breath. There are several ways you can donate to The Gift of Life and Breath race to help fund research at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.

   
   
   
Fundraising Progress
$100,000 (Goal)
$76,439 (raised)
$0

Course description:

Beginning at the front of the iconic Building 500, this 5k race will take you around the beautiful Anschutz Medical Campus ending in front of Building 500. Strollers are allowed on the race course. Dogs, bikes, in-line skates, roller-skates, skateboards and scooters ARE NOT allowed on the race course for safety reasons.

Course maps:

 Course map    Parking map  

Parking:

I-225 to East Colfax Avenue Go West on Colfax to Peoria Street Go North on Peoria Street to East Montview Boulevard Turn East on East Montview Boulevard to the Henderson parking Garage. Click here to map out your route! (Link to: campus map above) Parking is FREE! Please follow volunteer guides and signs to the race start.

Awards info:

Prizes!
  • Overall Male & Female will receive: $100 gift package to Boulder Running Co. & Sports Authority
  • 2nd Place Overall Male & Female will receive: $50 gift card to The Keg
  • 3rd Place Overall Male & Female will receive: $25 gift card to Old Navy
  • Overall Male & Female Youth (12 & under) will receive: $20 gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Top fundraising team will receive: a Team Party at Big Time Trampoline Fun Center
  • Top individual Fundraiser will receive: three nights at the beautiful El Dorado Royale compliments of Special Occasion Travel and Karisma Resort. Must be 18 or over to win. Certain restrictions apply. Air and transfers are additional.
  • Oldest participant will receive: a gift card for two to The Melting Pot
  • Event Details

    8:00am Check-in (front of Building 500) 8:45am Check-in closes 9:00am RUN/WALK BEGINS 10:10am Awards Ceremony

    Kids Corner

    Bring the kids early to enjoy games, face painting and entertainment!

    About the Cause

    Support Early Detection of Lung Cancer The Gift of Life & Breath is dedicated to raising awareness and funding to support the critical research needed for early detection of lung cancer. Race founders Gary and Thelissa Zollinger learned firsthand the difficulties faced with a deadly cancer that is rarely diagnosed in its early stages. It is the goal and intent of this event to offer a positive outreach to the community and give lung cancer the immediate attention it needs. Public awareness and support are both key factors in attracting the funding that is needed for this important endeavor. Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among both men and women in the United States. 2011 Lung Cancer Statistics
  • 221,130 newly diagnosed
  • 156,940 deaths from lung cancer (85,600 among men and 71,340 among women), accounting for about 27% of all cancer deaths.
  • Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. More people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined.
  • Purchase your custom "Honor Bib" from YourBibs and part of the proceeds will benefit The Gift of Life & Breath! Just click the image below.

    Packet pickup:

    Race packets are not given out. Please check-in on race day to receive your bib and your timing chip.

    Registration info:

  • Adults 19 over: $25 ($35 after April 1, 2012)
  • Youth 11-18: $15
  • Youth 10 under: FREE
  • Sleep In for the cause: $30
  • Four pack: $80 (available until April 1, 2012)
  • Race fee includes official race T-shirt

    Options:

    • Youth 10 and Under

    FREE

    • Youth 11-18

    $15.00

    • Sleep In!

    $30.00

     

     

    Online registration is closed. Registration will be open at the event if you would like to join us! Please note that you may still donate through this site by clicking the "Donate/Fundraise" tab.

     

     

     

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