2012 5K FTK and Fun Run
EVENT DATE: Dec 01, 2012
FUNDRAISER SET UP DEADLINE: Nov 30, 2012
UNC Dance Marathon's Inaugural 5K FTK and Fun Run
Click here to register for UNC Dance Marathon's Inaugural 5K FTK and One-Mile Fun Run, starting and ending at UNC's historic Old Well December 1st!
UNC Dance Marathon’s Inaugural 5K FTK and One-Mile Fun Run is an event for people of all ages: students, families, you name it!
UNC Dance Marathon is the largest student-run fundraising organization at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hundreds of students work year round in support of our mission “to unite the University, community, and state in fostering emotional and financial support that improves the quality of life for the patients, families and staff of N.C. Children's Hospital.” Money raised by UNC Dance Marathon primarily funds the “For the Kids” Fund that helps with costs not covered by insurance or Medicaid. In addition, we fund ten other grants that directly benefit the patients and families of N.C. Children’s Hospital.
All Fun Run participants will receive a goodie bag and the top three 5K FTK runners in each category will receive a prize!
There will be post-race activities and light refreshments at McCorkle Place, one of UNC’s historic quads right next to the Old Well! Please join us on December 1st for a fun-filled and inspiring morning.
John was born at 27 weeks gestation. He was immediately transferred to N.C. Children’s Hospital’s Newborn Critical Care Center. His family resides in Cameron, N.C., but his mother stays at the Ronald McDonald house in order to easily visit John in the NICU, but John’s father stays in Cameron during the week to take care of John’s siblings. John’s father is active duty Army and has returned to work. Due to the cost of gas and parking, it has been difficult for John’s father and siblings to visit John on the weekends. Shortly after his son was admitted to the NICU, John’s father called his wife in tears, worried that his monthly income would not be sufficient enough to provide gas, parking, food and other necessities for his family. “Have faith– everything will work out,” his wife told him. Since then, UNC-DM has provided John’s family with weekly gas cards, allowing John’s father and his siblings to visit.