SOUTH FLORIDA BUZZ: 7th Annual “I Care I Cure I Run”
The walk/run is open to adults and children and welcomes both serious and casual competitors. The Race features a certified 5K race course and medals for race category winners and youth participants. This year, I Care I Cure has added a Mile Color Run, beginning at 8:45am, in which participants wear white t-shirts and run a mile while experiencing a deluge of safe, nontoxic, color. This component of the race is open to children and adults. Participants may choose to run the 5K or the Color Run individually or run both. Participants may register to run individually or form a team. The race will be followed by a Family Fun Day with activities for kids, free food and entertainment until 11 a.m. Last year’s event attracted more than 2,000 participants and helped to fund $150,000 in research grants to find gentler cures for childhood cancer. The 2014 I Care I Cure…I Run Platinum Sponsors include: Greenberg Traurig, Gold Coast Beverage, I Care I Cure…I Cycle and the Tannenbaum Family. Other sponsors include: Insane Cookies, the Marlins, Crown Crafts, The Miami Dolphins, Nike, BBX Capital and University School at NSU and Joel Kassowitz. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Registration includes a t-shirt, food and drinks, and full access to the family fun day that will include food, a rock climbing wall, bounce houses and other activities for children. Advance registration for the 5K Run/Walk is $25 for adults, $20 for children; race day registration is an additional $10. The Mile Color Run registration is $25 for adults, $20 for children or a $10 add on fee for runners registering for the 5K. Register online at www.icareicure.org through 5:00PM February 7. For further information call 800-807-8013 or contact Babette Ferre-Kosar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation
Brad and Beth Besner of Davie, FL, founded I Care I Cure after their 11-year-old son, Ian, died from complications related to treatments for leukemia. The I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation educates the public about scientific breakthroughs in genetic childhood cancer research that are within reach but seriously underfunded. Since its inception, ICIC has funded more than $1,000,000 of innovative research in addition to receiving matching funds of more than $600,000 toward targeted therapy research. “The I Care I Cure…I Run is signature event that has become more than a race. It is about families, health and the spirit and strength of community involvement in the hopes of finding gentler cures for childhood cancer”.