27th Annual Walk/Jog Event on October 6, 2019!
On Sunday, October 6, 2019, the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara and Four Seasons Resort Santa Barbara will host the 27th annual Cancer Center Walk/Run. Help us reach our goal of $200,000! One hundred percent of these funds will support the cancer research and patient supportive care programs at Ridley-Tree Cancer Center at Sansum Clinic. The Walk/Run has raised $3,620,135 since its inception in 1993.
The family-friendly event begins and ends at Montecito Union School and includes a 10K Run at 8:00 am, a 5K Walk/Run at 8:30 am and a Kids’ Fun Run at 10:00 am. Participants are invited to stay for a delicious, complimentary breakfast provided by Four Seasons Resort Santa Barbara, and an exciting raffle including gift certificates for local restaurants, spas and attractions.
Registration is open now at www.cfsb.org/walkrun2019 . The registration fee is $45 thru September 15, increasing to $55 from September 16 – October 3 and $65 from October 4 - 6. The cost for children 12 and under participating in the Kids’ Fun Run is $20. Special incentives are offered for individuals who collect at least $100 in pledges, including free event registration and one entry into the GRAND PRIZE drawing for airfare for two with lodging at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Hawaii – valued at over $4500.
Three team prizes are also awarded to the largest team, the team that generates the most money and the “First Place Team,” which raises the most money on average per person. In addition to recognizing teams and participants for their outstanding fundraising efforts, one individual will be awarded the Julie Main Inspiration of Hope Award. Since the event’s inception, Julie Main was inspirational in helping to organize the Walk/Run, seeking sponsors and leading the 6-Week Training Program. This year marks the eleventh year of the event since Julie’s passing, but her legacy will be honored with recognition of a cancer survivor who exemplifies what Julie stood for – courage, perseverance and hope – serving as an inspiration to others by finding the strength to cope with cancer through exercise. Previous recipients of the award include Michael Orchowski, Lorena Ortiz-Schneider, Kate Ocean, Reggie Hepp, Rosalyn Collins, Mara Hochman, Sue Suttner, Patricia MacFarlane, Jack Bianchi and Dan Manfredonia.
All funds raised will benefit the Clinical Research Program and the Supportive Care Programs at Ridley-Tree Cancer Center.
Through the Research Program, new cancer treatments are made available through clinical trials across a variety of cancer diagnoses. Every one of today’s standard cancer therapies went through clinical trials before becoming generally available. While patients may choose to enter a trial to improve their own conditions, they also help map the future of cancer care for others. Through support from this event, the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center is pleased to offer local residents access to a global network of clinical trials, a benefit not afforded by all cancer treatment facilities.
The Walk/Run also benefits the Supportive Care Programs at the cancer center which include a cancer resource library, genetic counseling, patient navigation, nutrition, wellness classes, music therapy and social work services. These programs allow the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center to provide patients with comprehensive and personalized resources and care to assist them on their journey with cancer.
To learn more about the Walk/Run or to create a team and register for the event, please visit: www.cfsb.org/walkrun2019.
Special thanks to our sponsors: Four Seasons Resort Santa Barbara, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Canterbury Consulting, HUB, Union Bank, Revitalash, Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf, LLP, Montecito Union School, Santa Barbara Athletic Association, Edhat, South Coast Karate, Santa Barbara Newspress, Blenders in the Grass, Raw Revolution, The Point Markets and Vanguard Printing.
About the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara and the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center
The Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara and the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center work in partnership to deliver superior cancer care to everyone in Santa Barbara County regardless of means. Together, they aim to keep the Central Coast at the forefront of modern cancer care through the recruitment, development, and education of highly trained medical staff; timely acquisition of new medical equipment; active participation in clinical research; integration of oncology services; and continual introduction of promising new methods of treatment. With your help, we will continue to be a regional resource to which both the public and the medical community can look for leadership regarding the diagnosis, management, and prevention of cancer. To learn more, visit the Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara at www.cfsb.org or the Ridley-Tree Cancer Center at www.ridleytreecc.org.