There's no shortages of charities out there. And I find myself drawn to races that have a charity behind them. There's no better motivation than thinking of someone struggling to survive on a daily basis rather than my pale in comparison struggle to finish a race that I signed up for voluntarily. I've run a few races in my day for good causes. And I've donated to some really great causes. And the optimistic side of me feels so good about what I'm doing and the money I spent. I hope in a small way that it makes a difference. But the skeptical side of me can't help but wonder how much of the proceeds really goes towards the charity. I wonder about the shirts and the food and the prizes and hope that they were all donated so that the money can be utilized best.
This Saturday, June 11th, the Anne Stirba Cancer Foundation is sponsoring a 5K race. This is no ordinary race. 100-percent of the registration proceeds will go directly to the Huntsman Cancer Institute for the continued fight against breast cancer. It seems that cancer literally touches all of our lives. Either it's affected someone in our families or someone that we're close to. It starts at 8:00 at Highland High School at the corner of 21st South and 17th East in Sugarhouse and will end at the Wasatch Presbyterian Church on the corner of 1626 S. 1700 E. It is a chip timed race but is also welcomes strollers and dogs. And if you are a breast cancer survivor, you can run for free. Plus, it features a pancake breakfast afterwards. If that wasn't enough...in addition there are awesome door prizes including a gift certificate for 4 people to try out scuba diving, Great Harvest Bread gift basket, Sizzler gift certificates, along with much more. They have also donated one entry fee that you can win! And then even if you don't win, get your friends together and sign up for a good cause and a fun time this weekend.
You have until Wed. night:
*Leave me a comment saying why you'd like an entry.
That's it folks!
Go check out their website and help spread the word!